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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    03-04-2015, 05:52 PM
    So our awesome #punisher #ABR built motor showed up today. We will be using this thread to document the following installation, and results as we get them. Want to give a HUGE thanks to @alex over at ABR, one of the best guys in this platform to work with. We will be putting the first production Stage 3 kit on the car with our GTX2867 option, as the production kits are nearing completion. Once we get it all installed, and tested, we will then be bumping it up to the new Garrett GTX2871's which have 1100BHP worth of flow, that should get us over the 1000WHP mark. Results will be posted as we get them. Stay tuned!
    49 replies | 935 view(s)
  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    03-02-2015, 12:14 PM
    Ok so with the ability to flash BMW's coming to android what Android phone would you buy. I still prefer iOS over android for the refinments but I'm sure I could customize android to what I want so I need the right hardware should I go Nexus6(or whatever the newest one is) Samsung S6/S6edge or the HTC M9. I prefer the smaller form factors but that doesn't seem to exist anymore. But I pretty much need it to be waterproof or have a case that is that I can buy ie lifeproof etc.
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  • JMARS's Avatar
    03-02-2015, 05:53 PM
    Hey guys! Post up some of your Custom Oil Catch Can setups (Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words). Some of us know we have to do it but are on the fence as far as which setup to use. So we've established that we NEED to plug the PCV ports in the head, remove the Flapper and we've also seen that AD Engineering @andy_divers makes some pretty sweet fittings that make for a super clean install. Try and post as much knowledgable info as you can. Here I'll Start with @robc1976 's: DIY Custom OCC with AD Engineering Fittings
    44 replies | 659 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    03-01-2015, 06:14 PM
    Terry@BMS started a thread New n54 trap record in N54
    I was able to attend a track day at Famoso raceway today. The scheduled start time was 9am but that got pushed back due to a rain delay. It was around noon before we got to do any runs. I decided to race our 135i with the new MOTIV 750 kit today and just go for traps. To that end I ran on the normal 245/45/17 555Rs and just launched the car in 2nd gear with boost capped at 12-15psi. Logs on the dyno looked great fueling wise but as soon as I started doing runs at 26psi at the track, a problem became apparent. The low pressure pump was not keeping up. So I wasn't able to do any high boost runs as I had originally planned. As the day went on fuel pressure got worse and worse. Still, managed a respectable 136.4mph trap speed. I've attached the log of the run so you can see how bad the fuel situation was. It actually did a map4 switched right at the cones so I may have gone a bit faster had the pressure hung on a bit longer. After this run, I decided to pack it up and head home. Only to my surprise, after parking the car, it wouldn't start. An hour of diagnostics later I figured out both my inline 255 & my fuel pump controller shorted out. Luckily I was able to hotwire the primary pump with some spare wire to get the car home under its own power. I've got a Fuel-It Stage3 bucket in the garage that will go in and I'll have to probably order another controller. Anyway next time, whenever that is, I should be able to run enough boost to hit 140mph. I figure it will take 32psi. Then I'll strap on the Hoosier slicks and start working on the launches.
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  • fieldysnuts8's Avatar
    03-02-2015, 05:03 PM This might be a little desperate, but still pretty funny.
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  • pobudz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:19 PM
    The MOTIV 750 kit, MOTIV Port Injection and AEM EMS4 are finally all installed and working. I'm calling this a progress thread because progress is currently stopped due to what we are currently calling a boost leak. At 30% WGDC I make 21 psi, at 100% WGDC I make 22psi... so something is up and we suspect a leak of some sort. That being said, here are a few pictures and details to keep you entertained while I sort out the issues with Jake. HUGE thanks to Steve (Fuel-IT) for spending a few hours with me at the dyno and helping out. The fuel system is working flawlessly, HPFP and LPFP numbers looked perfect. Datazap logs below... keep in mind some of the monitors are now done via AEMTuner which has its own data logging. Everything installed and in its final place. Vibrant vacuum block, recommended by Jake. Great place for the 5 bar MAP sensor to sit, and for the various vacuum lines (FPR, Manifold, BOV). Fuel pressure regulator connected to the HPFP and secondary Stage3+ fuel pump. Wiring everything up... easy but tedious. Lots of heat shrink and soldering. Teaser dyno graph... 7 psi "stock boost" on E50 Teaser dyno graph... 22 psi "low boost" on E50 For those interested, here are the wiring notes for the AEM harness: AEM GPIO1 -> Ground on Stage3+ fuel relay AEM IGN SW -> Cig Lighter tap (or Green Plug/Orange wire/Pin #2 in DME box) AEM GPIO5 -> Wastegate solenoid (MAC) AEM Red Spare Power wire -> Wastegate solenoid (MAC) AEM Blue Crank Signal -> Tap on DME Box/Large Black Sub connector/Pin #2 9 AEM White VSS -> Tap on DME Box/Grey Sub connector/Pin #17 AEM White TPS -> Tap on DME Box/Grey Sub connector/Pin #7 AEM INJ1 -> Injector harness, injectors 1 & 6 AEM INJ2 -> Injector harness, injectors 2 & 5 AEM INJ3 -> Injector harness, injectors 3 & 4 AEM Red INJ Power -> Injector harness, all injectors power wires AEM Red/White/Black bundle -> AEM 5.2 MAP Sensor (diagram above) AEM Red Big Power wire -> Battery positive terminal (engine bay, 10mm bolt) AEM Black Ground -> Battery negative terminal (use ground under positive terminal in engine bay) AEM 5.2 bar MAP sensor wiring diagram for future reference Datazap logs: 30% WGDC 100% WGDC
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 04:24 AM
    Those F-Series tunes sure spread out quickly didn't they? Everyone is trying to grab their piece of the pie and that is how this business works. Evotech of course is throwing their hat in the ring as well with some pretty impressive tune only numbers of 745 horsepower and 930 lb-ft of torque. Yes, those figures are at the crank. Fortunately they provided a dynograph or this network would not be bothering with this article as it often does not for tuners that throw out big numbers without any actual support. Uncorrected on a Dynojet the figures are 623 wheel horsepower and 777 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That torque number is... well, it's crazy. It's much higher than anyone else and we certainly can not explain it. Other tuners are in the low 600 lb-ft of wheel torque range on a Dynojet. What is Evotech doing differently? What other supporting mods does this car have? We do not know. We only know that they state they are using 95 octane fuel and their Stage 2 flash. Their crank ratings may be a bit high as using 15% loss numbers (which is flawed anyway as it inflates output) puts the torque figure at 914 lb-ft and the horsepower at 732. Regardless, we are seeing some very big numbers out of the S63TU and it is just getting warmed up.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 AM
    They posted this pic but not much else. I know we have a guy running the Pure Turbos setup. Looks like there is a good amount of N55 demand and hopefully we will see more turbo upgraded N55's:
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  • 4doorbmwpower's Avatar
    02-28-2015, 03:12 PM
    Pm me for pix of interested $4400 shipped. This comes with clipped billet 20T compressor wheels (9 blade) and install kit with everything needed (even the VTT shirts are still in box) completely maxed out. Still in box from VTT with packing peanuts and shrink wrapped. Keep your cores and avoid the wait (took mine months to get). Build these on his web site and select no cores. These will still be cheaper. I am going a new direction with custom turbos. If no one wants these I will just send back to Tony wanted to give someone the option tho to have them immediately. If you ordered these today they would be just under $5000 dollars and you would owe your turbos. Keep your turbos and save money and time. Ready to ship.
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  • andy_divers's Avatar
    03-04-2015, 12:02 AM
    Tried to register today and its already sold out! I emailed Ryan about the waiting list, but haven't heard back yet. Did any other N54's get in or on the waiting list? Anyon have experience with the waiting list and the odds that people will cancel and spots will open? I would be coming from washington state so it'd be nice to have alittle notice.
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  • kennejp's Avatar
    03-01-2015, 11:20 PM
    kennejp started a thread NGK Spark Plug Advice in N54
    Hey guys. I need some advice on spark plugs....i have ordered the ngk 5992s and was going to gap them to the recommended Specs. My real question/concern is it seems like more people have problems with them then good results from reading threads etc. And secondly its probably a coincidence but seems like most all the blown motors have non oem plugs? Any advice? Btw im 07 335 fbo/ rb turbos(all options)/vtt inlets/e50 fuel/ meth
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  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 08:33 PM
    So today I finally received my Motiv clutch kit(which looks very high quality), but since I don't have a lift to do the clutch job with I need to get a reliable shop somewhere around the Ventura County area. I'm willing to drive pretty much anywhere within reason I just don't want to pay a ridiculous price for the labor/have the job done incorrectly, so does anyone who lives out here have a trustworthy shop they know of? Any help is greatly appreciated!
    6 replies | 156 view(s)
  • xShadows's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 10:38 AM
    xShadows started a thread Knock tables and such in N54
    I know people were having issues finding or getting access to the knock tables. I work for a company that remanufactures aftermarket toner cartridges for HP/Lexmark/etc so we have a ton of engineers here that spend all day decrypting firmware and re-flashing chips, etc. I had one of them (who just so happens to have a 600hp El Camino that he races) take a look at my dumped BIN file. He says there are was on encryption or anything in it, only some checksums to verify everything is where it needs to be. My question is why do people not have access to these? I've read a few threads but I must be missing it. Is it that Tuner PRO doesn't see these tables? Let me know so I can get this guy to find these tables for us.
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  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    02-27-2015, 03:45 AM
    I thought at first it was only blue and black. But now I've seen the same image change colour. I can make it flop it seems by scrolling on this NP article. Vice has a good article also.
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    03-01-2015, 02:05 PM
    I have the following: Vargas stage 2 gtx turbos with 6x6 billet wheels - Highest bid ~$2600 Evoloution Racing Chargepipe with Forge Diverter valves - Sale pending ARDesign Catless downpipes - Sale pending (not sure though) JB4 G5 ISO + BMS meth kit - Highest bid $600 (guy is in Malaysia though) Alpina B3S steering wheel(No airbag) - $400? E92 LCI xenon headlights(NOT adaptive ones) - $500? Again, for people located in Europe who know prices of the tax and as the $-value is going crazy, you can have upgraded turbos for a bargain and within 2-3 days!
    5 replies | 102 view(s)
  • sonicsonic's Avatar
    02-27-2015, 08:47 PM
    I need to change clutch of my F30 335i xDrive with manual transmission and some modes, but I don't want to buy oem one. I saw some clutch kits from Clutch Masters, but it is only for rwd model. Maybe someone knows a good aftermarket clutch for my car? :) I can't find anything :(
    6 replies | 84 view(s)
  • klipseracer's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 05:54 PM
    I have not checked, but has anyone figured out how this button works? Does it assign a whole new map or does it just modify the existing maps? Can the overboost time limit be changed? Can it be used as a toggle between maps intead? Is there a way to give this button an entirely new purpose (Meth/N02/exhaust cutout activation/step up launch control RPM)?
    3 replies | 191 view(s)
  • ninjacoupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Hello everyone. I recently purchased a 135i off my friend Blue24 who was looking to move onto other projects. The car made 604 to the wheels with the modified RB's and impressed the hell out of me playing around in Mexico against my notchback. After talking about what I wanted out of the car I was advised to go single top mount and VM was at the top of list to work with. Payum (fastgti69) was great to deal with and tailored the kit to fit my needs. Winter has put this on hold for a bit so I took advantage of the time to send my header out to for some ceramic coating. Here are some pictures to get everything started.... The car The kit
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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    02-27-2015, 03:33 AM
    So life's gotten in the way for now, everything's up for sale 'til i get back on my feet The only parts not available are the Chargepipe and Rods.. I believe i still have the factory DV's but possibly not. Prices negotiable depending on what. Buying multiple items (especially if they usually go together) too. 50,000km/31k miles~. Turbos+lines RHD 335. Next to no play, probably needs new seals. $500 oil filter housing/thermostat housing.. $250? can maybe include oil cooler+lines Intake Manifold/Throttle body - $250/$100, $310 together Pistons x 6 $280 Cylinder Head, can include valves/springs/retainers (some locks missing..) $1000 Cams/VANOS stuff - $350 MSD81 DME, matching CAS, keyfob, dash cluster (bonus key fob dock thing) $750 Oil pump (inc chain guide, or not)+pickup tube $100 Block w/crank, bedplate, squirters, vacuum pump - No scoring, good cross-hatch, everything spins freely by hand - $1500 6MT transmission GS6-53BZ/DZ, can't remember mileage i think it was 30,000km? it all spins freely zero bad noises, but would get it checked out/cleaned up. $1500 loads of other parts no pics yet (just ask if you want) full engine wiring loom (labelled) $200 downpipes $350 valve cover $200 injectors x 6 $50/piece (or i'll keep them for our other car at 100k km, they're bound to go eventually) engine mount brackets (2) (the block parts not the rubber parts) $100 Alternator $250 A/C comp $250 PS pump + reservoir $150 Oil Pan $200 Various sensors, solenoids, brackets etc. $??? Air Intake Box w/filter $150 air intake pipes (box>turbo) $100 ($200 box+pipes) Brand new OEM non 135i rear brake calipers (R+L) inc new pads $150 EA, $250 pair Used OEM non 135i (130) rear brake calipers (R+L) no pads $75ea Used OEM non 135i (130) front brake calipers (R+L) no pads $75ea Used rear drivers side (LHD that is) rear wheel carrier, no hub/bearing $150 Used E39 E53 E65 E66 E67 E83 interior mirror $50 Used (30,000km~) BC racing coilovers, one clunky from almost new that doesn't effect performance $800 +probably more
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    Evotech raised some eyebrows with massive torque claims from their Stage 2 S63TU ECU flash tune. Tune only they claimed 777 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That number is now over 800 lb-ft at the wheels (1090 newton meters) with additional tuning and bolt on modifications. The extent of the modifications to this F13 M6 is unknown. A Gruppe M carbon air intake system is clearly visible and one would assume for 803 lb-ft of torque at the wheels exhaust modifications are necessary. It certainly would be nice to get a list of the full specs. Regardless, the numbers show 673 horsepower at the wheels and 1090 newton meters of torque at the wheels. How Evotech is getting such absurdly high torque figures is anyone's guess.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 PM
    Sup guys! Haven't really posted much lately, nothing new yet to be honest lol. Just waiting to get our Stage 3 LPFP solution from SteveAZ along with testing the new FPR kit with the CPE/BMS Port injection so we can crank up the boost with some full e85! Anyways, I am running the usual method here e40 blend with 100% meth and 2 cm10 nozzles for fueling. We got up to the 1/4 mile track and it started to rain. We waited till about noon when they started to dry the track and we were able to get runs. I just want to say, this is my first time at the 1/4 mile track ever with this car. As well as my second time EVER being on a 1/4 mile track, so you can say I am a newb. I suck at launching and will say it proudly lol. I got the hang of it though, and I can't wait for the next track. This will also show you how bad the shift bog can mess your trap and time. It took me a bit to get it targeted, but you can clearly see how much I improved. This video will show you my first 4 slips: from Left to right All runs are done with Map 7 @ 23 psi. You can see the live gauges in the video fuel is boost, each 1/4 increment is 9lbs of boost. On the right oil temp is timing, I believe each mark is 1*. You can see my first 2 runs I had horrible shift bog, which resulted in horrible time and retarded low trap speeds (115,118) After I got the hang of shifting on point, I did much much better and did a 125 trap speed run. All in the same map LOL This just shows you how much driving a manual n54 can be a pain to get perfect. The last run was the 12.6 run I did in the video. I wanted to do more, but I got a bit tired and just went home for the day.
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  • ryans13's Avatar
    02-28-2015, 09:01 PM
    I currently have 30BB code indicating DME failure, as well as some codes for injectors 4, 5, & 6. I checked all of the mosfets and they tested fine, but I still had them replaced locally anyways just in case. I put the DME back in and I'm still having the same issue. After I put the DME back in I also checked the relay that's in the ECU box, and it tested good, however when I start the car there is no clicking coming from it at all. I'm absolutely terrible with anything electric, but I thought relays were supposed to click? If they are maybe the relay isn't getting any power or something like that? I don't know what fuses to start checking. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. When this first started, the car started up just fine and after about 5 seconds, it started shaking badly and went into limp mode, and basically pretty much stalled out. It was just really weird because it started completely okay, and just went bad out of nowhere like 5 seconds later.
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  • oldgixxer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:52 AM
    Copied from one of my Busa forums. Bike belongs to the owner of BigCC Turbo in England. "I thought it was 26.6 but its a tad over 27psi of boost according to the Motec I2. My old Project Pisstake Outlaw bike on C16" 400ft/lbs?:naughty:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:27 AM
    VAC posted this and apparently this motor swallowed some water. Wow did this rod get bent:
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