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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 AM
    Our Australian friends at Nizpro were nice enough to answer some questions for the BimmerBoost N54 community which is hungry for automatic transmission upgrade options. Nizpro recently demonstrated their upgraded ZF 6HP21 capability with hard launches on the drag strip. That is obviously just the beginning and development continues. BimmerBoost wanted to know when they were planning to release their transmission upgrade, what the upgrades entails, if the TCU software can be purchased separately, etc. These questions and answers below should provided some much needed details. BB: What is the expected cost? Nizpro: A fully internal Nizpro transmission upgrade will be approximately $ 7900 Australian dollars. BB: How close is it to release? Nizpro: We would like to be able offer full upgrades by Christmas . BB: Who is doing the TCU software tuning? Nizpro: Software calibrations are being done in house at Nizpro. BB: Does the $7900 AUD include software? Nizpro: Yes the calibration will be included as a complete package, however various calibration will be needed for various power levels. BB: Is it possible to purchase the software separately from the hardware? Nizpro: Absolutely, our plan is to offer calibrations totally separately. There will be a number of different calibration we will make available, for customers seeking different requirements. All will be based on standard transmissions, or of course our own upgraded transmission, if you have an upgraded transmission from another workshop you can certain use an off the shelf calibration but how it will behave I have no control over. BB: What is the expected torque capacity? Nizpro: Actual maximum torque numbers are a little hard to say, simply because there are many parameter that come into it. There is also a direct relationship with maximum torque numbers vs durability. In other words we could claim the transmission is capable of 1000 ft lbs of torque and in the fine print disclose it will last for half a mile at the torque figure. Customers need to be aware that the standard HP21 is rated at 450 nm, however this has a durability of 60,000 miles. It is clear that the stock transmission will cope with double its factory rating although its life expectancy is more like 20,000 miles those torque numbers. BB: How soon will Nizpro be testing the software as thus far the 335i with Nizpro upgrades did not utilize the software in its 1/4 mile runs? Nizpro: We actually have. We have track tested the car twice. Once using our upgraded transmission with Alpina for a base test data. 4 runs were recorded. We are not concerned with overall quarter mile times simply gear shift times for comparison, between calibrations. The second lot of testing using software changes were done the following weekend at a different track. The track had little grip on the day so the results were not really useful in terms of quarter times. This is all good news. Nizpro is on schedule to release their product this year and they will not force you to bundle their hardware and software together. Here are some additional details which should help get a better idea of what is involved. Things are looking up for the N54 automatic scene.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 AM
    Our Australian friends at Nizpro were nice enough to answer some questions for the BimmerBoost N54 community which is hungry for automatic transmission upgrade options. Nizpro recently demonstrated their upgraded ZF 6HP21 capability with hard launches on the drag strip. That is obviously just the beginning and development continues. BimmerBoost wanted to know when they were planning to release their transmission upgrade, what the upgrades entails, if the TCU software can be purchased separately, etc. These questions and answers below should provided some much needed details. BB: What is the expected cost? Nizpro: A fully internal Nizpro transmission upgrade will be approximately $ 7900 Australian dollars. BB: How close is it to release? Nizpro: We would like to be able offer full upgrades by Christmas . BB: Who is doing the TCU software tuning? Nizpro: Software calibrations are being done in house at Nizpro. BB: Does the $7900 AUD include software? Nizpro: Yes the calibration will be included as a complete package, however various calibration will be needed for various power levels. BB: Is it possible to purchase the software separately from the hardware? Nizpro: Absolutely, our plan is to offer calibrations totally separately. There will be a number of different calibration we will make available, for customers seeking different requirements. All will be based on standard transmissions, or of course our own upgraded transmission, if you have an upgraded transmission from another workshop you can certain use an off the shelf calibration but how it will behave I have no control over. BB: What is the expected torque capacity? Nizpro: Actual maximum torque numbers are a little hard to say, simply because there are many parameter that come into it. There is also a direct relationship with maximum torque numbers vs durability. In other words we could claim the transmission is capable of 1000 ft lbs of torque and in the fine print disclose it will last for half a mile at the torque figure. Customers need to be aware that the standard HP21 is rated at 450 nm, however this has a durability of 60,000 miles. It is clear that the stock transmission will cope with double its factory rating although its life expectancy is more like 20,000 miles those torque numbers. BB: How soon will Nizpro be testing the software as thus far the 335i with Nizpro upgrades did not utilize the software in its 1/4 mile runs? Nizpro: We actually have. We have track tested the car twice. Once using our upgraded transmission with Alpina for a base test data. 4 runs were recorded. We are not concerned with overall quarter mile times simply gear shift times for comparison, between calibrations. The second lot of testing using software changes were done the following weekend at a different track. The track had little grip on the day so the results were not really useful in terms of quarter times. This is all good news. Nizpro is on schedule to release their product this year and they will not force you to bundle their hardware and software together. Here are some additional details which should help get a better idea of what is involved. Things are looking up for the N54 automatic scene.
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  • DOCRace's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 PM
    I am pretty excited about this. Newb335guy contacted me when we released the kit and there was a little bit of back and forth but we finally decided on the kit with a 6266. Got the kit all coated satin titanium with a cool DEI titanium heat shield. Just had to lay all the main parts out and show everyone. This setup is just going to rock, no doubt about that.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 AM
    Just in time for July 4th, right? If American automotive culture can be represented by any one thing it is definitely V8 horsepower. The Americans simply make the most. Disagree? Well, you can talk to Steve Morris Engines about some of their builds like this absolutely absurd twin turbo big block. Absurd in a good way of course with 4000 horsepower on race gas and how about 3000 on pump? That 3000 figure comes at only 20 psi by the way. Who knows what it really does cranked up. Here are the specs: Cast BRODIX 5" bore-space block with in-house custom machining Premium SME piston package for big boost Billet crankshaft and aluminum connecting rods Custom cam profile Jesel belt-drive and MOROSO dry-sump oiling system INNOVATORS WEST balancer with integrated crank trigger Cast BRODIX cylinder heads with SME port program and modifications JESEL custom shaft-mouted rocker system Custom billet valve covers Fabricated (optional billet) intake manifold Competition machining and assembly Yes, this is street legal and goes into a street legal car. You might balk at the $63,999 price but the horsepower per dollar is unbeatable if you consider that 2000+ horsepower Underground Racing builds are six figures and that they will only make half the power. This is street legal performance on a whole different level. The video below covers the details directly from Steve Morris. Well worth a watch for any enthusiast. 'Merica!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    Just in time for July 4th, right? If American automotive culture can be represented by any one thing it is definitely V8 horsepower. The Americans simply make the most. Disagree? Well, you can talk to Steve Morris Engines about some of their builds like this absolutely absurd twin turbo big block. Absurd in a good way of course with 4000 horsepower on race gas and how about 3000 on pump? That 3000 figure comes at only 20 psi by the way. Who knows what it really does cranked up. Here are the specs: Cast BRODIX 5" bore-space block with in-house custom machining Premium SME piston package for big boost Billet crankshaft and aluminum connecting rods Custom cam profile Jesel belt-drive and MOROSO dry-sump oiling system INNOVATORS WEST balancer with integrated crank trigger Cast BRODIX cylinder heads with SME port program and modifications JESEL custom shaft-mouted rocker system Custom billet valve covers Fabricated (optional billet) intake manifold Competition machining and assembly Yes, this is street legal and goes into a street legal car. You might balk at the $63,999 price but the horsepower per dollar is unbeatable if you consider that 2000+ horsepower Underground Racing builds are six figures and that they will only make half the power. This is street legal performance on a whole different level. The video below covers the details directly from Steve Morris. Well worth a watch for any enthusiast. 'Merica!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    The MP4-12C was phased out in favor of an updated version of the platform you all know as the 650S. That is not to say a stock MP4-12C is not potent as it definitely is. It's a tall order for any mid-size luxury sedan to take down on the highway even a modded one. This second generation Cadillac CTS-V is supercharged from the factory with the 6.2 liter LSA engine. It responds well to modification which it will need to move its portly butt to keep up with the 31XX pound MP4-12C. This LSA receives a higher boost boost pulley, a cam upgrade, drag radials, and most importantly E85 fuel. Nothing too crazy about the mod list there. They run twice and the CTS-V gets the better of the MP4-12C in the first run partially thanks to a better start. For whatever reason the second run is not shown from the CTS-V's view but instead we get a chase view. The first perspective is out of focus and in the second view it looks close with the MP4-12C edging. Either way this is a potent Cadillac considering the mods and all the MP4-12C needs is a tune to decisively put things in its favor.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    The MP4-12C was phased out in favor of an updated version of the platform you all know as the 650S. That is not to say a stock MP4-12C is not potent as it definitely is. It's a tall order for any mid-size luxury sedan to take down on the highway even a modded one. This second generation Cadillac CTS-V is supercharged from the factory with the 6.2 liter LSA engine. It responds well to modification which it will need to move its portly butt to keep up with the 31XX pound MP4-12C. This LSA receives a higher boost boost pulley, a cam upgrade, drag radials, and most importantly E85 fuel. Nothing too crazy about the mod list there. They run twice and the CTS-V gets the better of the MP4-12C in the first run partially thanks to a better start. For whatever reason the second run is not shown from the CTS-V's view but instead we get a chase view. The first perspective is out of focus and in the second view it looks close with the MP4-12C edging. Either way this is a potent Cadillac considering the mods and all the MP4-12C needs is a tune to decisively put things in its favor.
    2 replies | 81 view(s)
  • razvan's Avatar
    Today, 03:53 AM
    Hi all. I'm kind of new in the m54 scene, previously owning a m50tub25 and for a whyle, switching to Nissan CA18DET.. Anyway, I designed and built my own centrifugal supercharger, and aftel installing it, i found that the vacuum source, even Autowerke say is good, only shows vacuum values, even on partial throttle... I use the vacuum/pressure source to control a by-pass valve, but hence no pressure, the by pass is always open, and i have no boost...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 AM
    Under 8 minutes on the Nurburgring used to be the measuring stick for a fast sports car. These days even 4000+ pound luxury sport sedans routinely break into the 7 minute range. Porsche officially holds the record for going the deepest into that 7 minute range with a 7:38 lap from the 2017 Panamera Turbo. Now, before you go on stating how incredible this time is (it is impressive) you have to keep in mind that this is not the same Nurburgring as in the past. Nurburgring testing was suspended for a while and sections were repaved along with the installation of new safety barriers and precautions. Comparing this 2017 Panamera Turbo time to times before the track facelift so to speak is not apples to apples. Is the Panamera Turbo really as quick of a track car as a Lexus LFA, Ferrari 458 Italia, 997 Turbo, or Chevrolet C6 ZR1? Of course not. A record is a record though and Porsche test drivers topped the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio's 7:39 time. A new sport sedan overall Nurburgring record sure is a great way to introduce the capability of the new Panamera Turbo. Considering this is not even the Turbo S model that is impressive. The Panamera sure looks like the performance sedan to beat once again.
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    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum RandallYew.
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
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    Today, 04:14 AM
    Welcome BerryValle, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Charmuth's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 AM
    Here are some photos and videos of my exhaust setup, as well as info about it too. DP's: VRSF Kittyless. Midpipe: Berk (Installed and included in pictures and videos) & BMR custom fully unrestricted Midpipe (Uninstalled yet). Axleback: Stock. Between Midpipe & Axleback is an electric exhaust cutout by QTP with wireless remote option. I have the new BMR 3.5" midpipe but haven't installed it yet. The 1st video I'm including is a quick idle video of the cutout OPEN. The 2nd & 3rd video I'm including is recorded in the interior with the cutout OPEN and including the new MHD Tuning Exhaust Burble option. Some people seem to hate it while others love it, I personally absolutely love it. When cutout is closed and drive it on regular D mode, its very quiet and subtle. Pictures of the Berk Midpipe & Custom Exhaust Cutout: Picture of the QTP cutout wireless remote: Picture of the new BMR custom fully unrestricted Midpipe (uninstalled yet): Video 1 (Cutout Open, Idling): Video 2 (Recorded in the interior, Cutout open, and including MHD Exhaust Burble option.): Video 3 (Recorded in the interior, Cutout open, and including MHD Exhaust Burble option. Sorry for the bad quality of the video btw lol):
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    Today, 04:14 PM
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    Today, 09:54 AM
    I'm getting a 3100 code for boost pressure deactivation. I don't have the stock solenoids anymore and just wiring off wastegate pressure now. What can I do to get rid of the code? Thanks
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    Today, 05:06 PM
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    Today, 04:41 PM
    Welcome LeonoraStu, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Welcome luke92, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 07:23 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 PM
    What is it supposed to cost? This is too pricey for Australians maybe but US enthusiasts should first of all be thankful that anyone is even delivering auto upgrades and secondly that the dollar is getting stronger thanks to all the issues in other markets. Imagine if the AUD was stronger. Then, maybe, you could complain.
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