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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    01-29-2016, 07:18 PM
    There is a lot of interest in fueling on the N54 platform. This is necessitated of course by limitations of the direct fuel injection system. Many guys are now running supplemental port fuel injection in addition to upgrades to the direct fuel injection system. VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies) is upgrading their project car's fuel system. They are not selling these upgrades but it certainly is fueling (haha, get it?) a big discussion on the BimmerBoost forums regarding the topic. The car is running the VTT 'Shotgun' direct injection upgrade along with a port fuel injection system. Further details on how VTT is upgrading the fuel system from Tony@VargasTurboTech are below. Decided to get the car ready for big power once we get the built motor back, and throw the stage 3 back on it. Bought the Radium triple surge tank, 3 Walbro 450's, and was able to tuck it into the trunk cubby for a completely stealth system that can easily support 1000-1200WHP on 100% E85. I have each pump wired to a relay, one pump is triggered by the factory signal, second pump comes in at 10 psi, 3rd at 20 psi. Took quite a bit of work, but to me this is the cleanest way, everything in the tank stays nice and stock except one return fitting, and the rest is hidden from view, and extremely quiet. Couldn't be happier with the set up, and honestly it cost me around $1200 to do it not counting my labor, that's not bad considering what other kits cost. If anyone has any specific questions on how its set up, I would be happy to answer them. Basically this is the break down. Stock pump feeds stock filter, which feeds surge tank, 3 pumps into a 3 to 1 Y fitting. Three -6 in one -8 out. -8 all the way to the FPR, then -8 out of the FPR -8 to dual -6 Y fitting, one -6 up to shotgun, one -6 to PI. -6 return from FPR to surge tank, -6 from surge tank to driver bucket. Anyone trying to make real power on these motors is going to need a fuel system like this, until a real double or triple drop in option is available
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  • mmmcookies335's Avatar
    02-01-2016, 10:51 AM
    Replaced my valve cover yesterday, threw the old one away. Realized on the way to work I forgot to replace my RB PCV valve.... dumbass. What was your fuck up of the day?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-11-2016, 10:11 PM
    Ouch. An impressive pull here by BimmerBoost member @///Monst3r's manual E92 335i. His car is upgraded with a JP Works single turbo N54 kit and uses a Precision 6466 turbocharger. Dyno numbers and pictures are one thing but seeing the kit in action is another. You see it in action here against an ESS-Tuning supercharged E92 M3. We do not know if this is a VT2-625 setup or what pulley is being used. What we do know is that ESS is cited often on forums as a strong performance option for the E92 M3 yet at BimmerBoost we see race after race of their cars getting cleaned up. What makes this run impressive is you visibly see the E92 335i lose traction from the M3 camera car's perspective. The M3 gets a lead yet the 335i regains traction and quickly closes the gap and pulls. That is a massive power disparity right there. Excuse the poor video quality at night time but you can still easily see what happens.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-15-2016, 11:13 AM
    F80 M3 and F82 M4 owners are already pushing their motors hard despite tuning on the platform being at a fairly early stage. More and more 700+ wheel horsepower examples thanks to turbo upgrades are hitting the roads and some guys have already hit some internal hardware limits. You can read the various forums and see that rods have given way and some guys have blown motors but is that due to the internals not being able to take it or the tuning? The answer is likely somewhere in the middle. Much like in the N54 world tuning will evolve and engines tuned early on let go at far less power than people are making on the stock motor these days. The S55 will evolve and make considerable power on the stock internals but for those who want peace of mind (and a bit of tuning leeway) upgraded internals are a must. TPG Tuning is putting together a built S55 with upgraded rods and pistons. There is another East Coast tuner that apparently ordered some of these same internals so people are pushing these cars hard already. We look forward to seeing the finished built S55 product,
    43 replies | 2178 view(s)
  • ///Monst3r's Avatar
    01-11-2016, 01:43 AM
    20 roll (m3 camera car) 26# pump+meth Got some crazy spinning even with 295 r888's but 295/30/19. Need more side wall so planing on running a 275/40-45/16 m/t setup. Feathered the throttle a little and got back in it, reeled him in easy and pulled hard from there.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-22-2016, 09:31 PM
    BimmerBoost member @cryptocar has a 2013 F30 335xi. These models are equipped with the N55 turbo motor. A fairly well known problem is the BMW oem charge pipe fails. It happens with stock boost and on stock cars and not just on modified examples. @cryptocar's car was modded with the Dinan Stage I tune. A weak tune, as we already demonstrated in an N55 tuning dyno comparison. Due to the Dinan tune on the car and their claim the charge pipe doesn't break unless messed with the dealer refused to warranty the charge pipe which is a $450 part and dealers charge up to $500 to replace it. @cryptocar could not get the dealer to warranty the part and Dinan was not any help. Here's a quick overview: Frustrating right? Dealer won't warranty the part as they can say the car is modded and Dinan refuses to help as they say this is a common failure on the N55. Let's get some more details: So he is out the money on the charge pipe and labor which he should not be. The illusion of the Dinan warranty safety net with BMW is exactly that, an illusion. It is a strong marketing ploy and that is primarily how they use it. The first thing BMW, Dinan, and basically any of these companies these days will do is try to get out of honoring a warranty. They have people and departments dedicated to this task. Ask yourself this question. What is the point of paying more for a Dinan product that is supposedly safer if Dinan will hang you out to dry blaming BMW and BMW will hang you out to dry for running the Dinan product? Even if it is a BMW dealer that sells Dinan parts? You would be in the same position with any other part from anyone else, wouldn't you? Ultimately, what wins out is not honoring if the warranty if they can get away with it. They got away with it.
    34 replies | 1612 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-30-2016, 05:51 PM
    Many of you are wondering why someone would ditch the S62 5.0 liter V8 under the hood of the E39 M5 for a smaller BMW inline-6 motor. Well, these results make a strong argument for such a swap. This E39 M5 belongs to BimmerBoost member @Omni. You can read all about his decision to do the swap in a past article. Even at lower power levels than the car runs currently it was a beast. @Omni beat up on a tuned Cadillac CTS-V Wagon as well as a tuned F13 M6 Gran Coupe. With the car now making over 800 to the wheels it is safe to say he can take on even more stout competition. He is running a Precision 6266 turbocharger at 35 psi of boost. 100% methanol is injected in a direct port setup. A water and methanol blend is utilized as well before the compressor. Tuning is by @NickG of Technique Tuning and done on the stock DME no less. The result? 813 horsepower and 819 lb-ft of torque at the wheels which works out to comfortably over 900 at the crank. However you feel 800+ horsepower at the wheels is serious power and this may be the world's most powerful E39 at this point. Simply incredible results and props to @Omni for continuing to push the boundaries.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-27-2016, 11:12 PM
    Russian BenzBoost member @Vasily1 has a variety of nice boosted toys. One of them is this W212 Mercedes-AMG E63 built by GAD Motors. They call it 'Stage VIP' which is essentially 'Stage Fat Wallet' as it is pretty much a custom build tailored to what @Vasily1 wants. On an intermediate tune (in other words there is more in it) the car puts down 1115 horsepower and 1018 lb-ft of torque at the crank. This makes it difficult to compare to Dynojet outputs at the wheels or other dynos. There is no doubt the car is absurdly fast. We have not seen anything on this setup yet due to the Russian winter which is certainly understandable. When things get warmer he will go to events and try it out against some stout competition. He trapped 142.5 in the 1/4 mile although this was not measured on an NHRA sanctioned dragstrip. You can get an idea as to the performance capability in the video below where the E63 runs a Huracan. Despite the Huracan getting a huge lead the GAD E63 runs it down and pulls past. The 1/4 mile trap speed in the video is 139 miles per hour. The E63 also runs a PP-Performance tuned F12 M6. It makes easy work of it running a 10.58 @ 138.76. The M6 only manages a 12.19 @ 126.8 in comparison. It will be interesting to see what the car does at the next round of Moscow Unlimited events and @Vasily1 has talked about getting it out to a drag strip. GAD Motors certainly is building some potent M157's.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-08-2016, 11:40 PM
    PDU stands for Performance Design Unlimited. They are a new vendor on BimmerBoost located in California and are showing off their N55 products. A great way to show them off is in real world comparisons against some fast cars and that is exactly what they do in the video below. The F22 M235i is upgraded with the Pure Turbos Stage 2 N55 turbocharger. Obviously this turbo can make quite a bit of power which is where the PDU Port Fuel Injection system comes in. The car is also running a JB4, ACF tune, and 100% E85. The N54 gets the lion's share of attention but it is nice to see the N55 taking down some stiff competition and getting tuning attention. Take a look at the runs. The F10 M5 is tuned with the a BMS Stage 1 piggyback. The M235i easily pulls away and puts some distance on the F10 M5 which is no slouch. A very impressive pull. Next up is a Nissan GTR with full bolt ons and a Cobb Stage 3 tune. The M235i puts up a really good fight but the GTR once it gets into the higher gears shows its muscle. As well all know a full bolt on GTR is an impressive performer. Next up are a pair of E92 M3's one of which is ESS supercharged. Both are trounced easily as is the ESS car which happens often when one races anywhere other than on a keyboard. The Huracan run is next and the M235i jumps early. The Huracan stays in for a bit and let's off. Based on the previous results the M235i should win but a Huracan run should be closer with a better start. A stock F82 M4 is up next and the car visibly spins and can not get traction. An ugly beatdown. The second run is even worse. The final run is a drag race against an ESS supercharged E92 M3. Yet another ESS loss. What we gather from this is @PDU's fuel system is the real deal and the N55 can be made quite formidable with some upgrades. This M235i performs very well.
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