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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-02-2017, 03:27 PM
    For some reason Yahoo auto-renewed the league and teams. That's ok, priority will go to those who played last year. Ok gentlemen please Paypal $100 to after which you will be PM'd the league link. Payout is: 1st place: $800 2nd place: $300 3rd place: $100 Reserved from past years: 1. @Sticky 2. @135pats 3. @chrisisnapping 4. @Terry@BMS 5. @Group.america 6. @zeenon53 7. @cadillacgrills 8. @Acegp1 9. @BLKROKT 10. @Daily Three 11. @Dave@Fuel-It! Alternates: @Fr3nch @Njz @Toxic 335
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    06-30-2017, 05:52 PM
    A lot of talk about aftermarket N54 camshafts in the forums but little posted in the way of results. VTT tested out Schrick's high lift option and showed an efficiency gain. More tuning will take place but topping 900 lb-ft of torque at the wheels is great to see. Full details from VTT below: Hey guys. Had the car on the dyno again today, with the new cams, manifold, besides everything the same as before. 100% E85, 85% DI, a little PI mixed in, GC turbos, etc Cams are WORKING! The car made 750WHP on about 18-19 psi of boost. It took closer to 22-23 lbs to do that previously. We wanted to push a little bit so put the high map back in, and this is the first time we cannot hook up on the dyno in 4th. Dumped VHT on the tires, and roller. No dice, in 4th gear as soon as it comes on boost, redline instantly. This means we had no choice but to run 5th gear, 1st run in 5th with the higher map it hooked up, misfired at 5500, and I was astounded to see 822WHP/862WTQ. :o Fixed the misfire (plug related) and turned boost up a little, and it put down this run you see 830WHP/902WTQ by far the most TQ ever made by an N54, and honestly pretty unreal. Power was a little less than before, I think this is related to the 5th gear pull. The graph is also not near as pretty because of the slow nature of a higher gear pull. Interesting to note car makes 500WTQ at 2600, and 650 at 3K, it also holds 750WHP to redline. These motors are the real deal! On to the bad news, these turbos are tapped out, they have no business making this power, and they cannot breath up top to feed these cams. If we truly want to test the cams UP TOP, we need to put some bigger turbos on the car. Stage 3 will be back on it in the near future so we have more properly suited turbos for this kind of power. Either way, its fun to see what the N54 can do when its moving some air...:naughty: Highest run was done on 28.8 peak boost, and 20.8 at redline, poor turbos, just can't keep up. 100% WGDC by 6000RPM. MHD read slightly higher as usual, but our AEM sensor confirms actual manifold boost. Quick Break down: Closed deck short block Ported head Stock valve sizes Shrick High Lift cams Fab Factory intake manifold VTT GC Turbos VTT custom intakes VTT Silicone charge pipe ADE Catch can, with custom lines ATi super damper (No Misfires) VTT Crank Bolt Capture Spec Twin disc clutch 100% E85 VTT Double Barrel Shotgun LPS Alpha-Loc Throttle body connection More things I am sure I am forgetting MHD log is here:
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    07-17-2017, 12:42 PM
    5 BMWs seized in Catawba Co. street racing bust, citations issued Watch out and be careful for other people while making videos.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 05:31 PM
    This is a messy story. It starts with a report that five BMW's were street racing in North Carolina and their cars were impounded. In this type of situation a judge could potentially decide that the owners lose their vehicles to the state. A giant penalty. That is where things get interesting. The trooper that pulled them over and impounded the cars was caught on camera going the against traffic at high speeds to catch up to them. Once he got there only those involved know what happened but it seems maybe he went overboard. Especially considering he was suspended and now resigned. You can watch the initial report below: Here is the trooper speeding against traffic: As for the charges facing the BMW owners: Brennan T. Rowe, 22, of Wayne, N.J., charged with impeding traffic & exceeding posted speed limit Anthony W. Obrien, 20, of Havre de Grace, Maryland, charged with impeding traffic & prearranged racing Hoang T. Nguyen, 44, of Allen, Texas, charged with impeding traffic & prearranged racing Tran Hai Phi, 26, of Jacksonville, Florida, charged with impeding traffic & prearranged racing Haroon Masood, 27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania charged with impeding traffic & prearranged racing Tamer Arslanouk, 24, of Waynesville, New Jersey, charged with impeding traffic Saad Ahmed Gil, 25, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, charged with impeding traffic & prearranged racing. Were these guys messing around on the road? Most likely considering the 911 calls. Did the trooper go overboard in going against traffic and potentially causing a head on collision himself? Absolutely. Was impounding the cars without evidence overboard? Yes. The bottomline? Don't be stupid and don't street race in a large group that will get attention. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-14-2017, 11:40 PM
    This is disappointing considering Nizpro's work was so promising. Just over a year ago Nizpro showed their upgrade cutting 1.5X short times on the dragstrip. Their N54 automatic transmission upgrades were supposed to be out by holiday time in 2016 but that date came and went with no release. Unfortunately, for multiple reasons, they are getting out of the platform: They do not state what the reasons are but their N54 development 335i was put up for sale. That leaves automatic N54 owners seeking big power in a bit of a pickle. Propulsive Dynamics claims to have upgrades but for owners making big torque the minimal torque capacity increase offered that still has yet to be proven on the dragstrip is likely a waste of time and money. There is always the option of swapping in another automatic transmission which is what some BimmerBoost members are doing with the AD-E 4L80 swap. As of right now the most cost effective solution capable of handling the power N54's are making in 2017 is a manual swap. A DCT swap is also possible and becoming more popular although it is more expensive than a manual swap. It does offer quicker shifts and more consistent performance though.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-02-2017, 04:57 PM
    Everyone gets so caught up in peak numbers on ethanol or race gas they forget N54 owners spend most of their time on pump gas. Making power that is repeatable daily on pump fuel without methanol band-aids or ethanol blends is a far more realistic goal for most. Look at what BimmerBoost member @xShadows was able to do: Mod list: JB4 + MHD - Tuned by EMP Ethanol free 93 octane Tuned on 20PSI (graph shows 21.5 but that was a boost spike) DocRace 6266 AD-E 650HP intercooler Fuel-it stage 2 550i clutch MMP Port Injection with JB4 controller A very nice result and not everyone is chasing 8XX whp on race gas.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-14-2017, 08:43 PM
    People love to see race videos for real world comparisons but it is also important to note that hardware can vary wildly based on the application. Tuning alone is a huge factor. What we have here is an E92 335i which is the camera car and it is equipped with Pure Turbos Stage 2 N54 turbochargers. It is tuned by someone named Pure_Evil_Tuning who tunes in Southern California. Obviously, this video is posted to show the quality of his tuning. It certainly seems the camera car is running well. The VTT GC equipped car gets pulled which with E85 and Port Fuel Injection in theory should not happen. Both are stated to be at 25 psi but who really knows if that is true. A rematch with more details would be great to see. EDIT: Somebody tried to pass the VTT car off as a GC upgraded car. It is running the Vargas Stage 2 N54 upgrade at 19 psi. Additionally, the car has some compression issues.
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