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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    02-27-2017, 04:36 PM
    Figured it was time for a dedicated Sous Vide thread. I just picked one up last week. Grass fed London Broil/Top Round cut. Cooked @ 133 for 7.5 hours. It was so tender I literally cut it with my fork. Added Worcestershire, freshly chopped garlic and Weber Chicago steak seasoning into the bag. I'm traditionally a BBQ guy, but so far I'm convinced this is my new go to method. My next experiment will be brisket cooked SV, but smoked on my wsm to impart some smoky flavor and crust.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 05:10 PM
    The new PorscheBoost and BoostAddict project car is finally here. Say hello to this 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera. In other words, the new 991.2 generation with the B6 twin turbo 3.0 liter motor. The car has all the goodies including Sport Chrono, PDK, and the Sport Exhaust. The goal will be to produce 911 Turbo S humbling performance at a fraction of the cost in a lighter package. Think of it as building your own GT2. PorscheBoost already reached out to several tuners/vendors including: Fabspeed @COBB Tuning GIAC BMS IPD @VF-Engineering @Pure Turbos This should be a very fun project. Apologies for the poor photography as the sun made things difficult. Expect better photo shoots as things progress.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    02-27-2017, 02:33 PM
    Incredible peak numbers here but it is important to focus on the context. For one, this is a built motor with dropped 9.5:1 compression. Secondly, these figures are achieved at 25.4 psi of boost. Compare the result to what the GC turbos previously hit at 29.3 psi of boost. Not only is this setup making more power but it is doing so more efficiently. Further details from VTT below. Finally got another motor in the shop car, and on the dyno Friday before we left for the event on Saturday. With a little tuning by none other than our favorite N54 tuning guru Justin @V8Bait the car laid down a more than impressive 847WHP/726WTQ with an astounding 601WTQ by 3000 RPM held to redline, and 700WTQ held flat from 3500-6500RPM. This power, and tq was made with ONLY 25.4 psi at peak power RPM. We also made 776WHP at 21.62 psi boost at peak power! This is a perfect example of why we continually tell people boost is simply measurement of restriction NOTHING else. Remove restriction, and power stays the same or goes up at the SAME boost pressure. This is our closed deck 9.5:1 compression motor, with fully built head, larger intake valves, Manley springs, TI retainers, etc. We are also running the EOS V2 manifold. Full specs below. We took the car out to Shift Sector yesterday, and ran a new N54 1/2 record of 170.49MPH using the 776WHP map with 3 degrees less timing, then we tried to turn up the boost to the 850WHP map, but the we believe something happened to the diff or alignment, the car was all over the track, and very dangerous to drive, so we could not get a full run in. Even with the car near uncontrollable we managed a 168MPH run. We belive the car would have been close to 175MPH with the 850WHP map in it, had we been able to complete a full pass. (Chris will be doing a full Shift Sector post) Breakdown of the car as it is right now: Closed deck 9.5:1 compression N54 short block, forged rods, forged pistons Fully Ported head with oversized intake valves, Manley springs, Ti Retainer, Stock cams VTT GC turbochargers Custom VTT inlets with 6" velocity stacks VTT Double Barrel HPFP system EOS V2 intake manifold with top PI ADE 1100WHP FMIC Custom triple Walbro LPFP set up with Radium Surge tank MHD tuner tuned by V8BAIT 100% E85 847WHP graph AEM Log Grab 776WHP graph AEM Log Grab Logs: AEM 847 Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-847whp?log=0&data=4-5&zoom=96-420 MHD 847 Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-847whp?log=1&data=3-23&zoom=39-90 AEM 776 Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-847whp?log=2&data=4-5&zoom=118-484
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-08-2017, 11:31 PM
    There are upgrades coming for the ZF 6HP21 gearbox (such as the Nizpro option) but is it too little, too late? BimmerBoost knows of a member who recently completed a DCT swap with upgraded clutches as well as a few other members doing the same thing. Details on the successfully completed swap along with install pictures, pricing details, and the performance increase will come in a later article but perhaps the best option for automatic N54's running too much torque has been around this whole time and provided by BMW themselves. The Getrag DCT unit that BMW sources is used in a variety of models. If you are wondering about the torque handling capability, just look at what kind of torque F10 M5's running upgraded turbos are putting out and how the DCT transmission with upgraded clutches is holding it. Not only is the DCT capable of higher torque capability than the ZF 6HP21 it does not have the same software issues holding it back or internal hardware capability issues. Some upgrades for the AT box only aim at making it not slip at fairly low power levels in this day and age of N54 tuning. In other words, a complete waste of time for people running big boost (or who intend to add power) and concerned with maximum performance. You know, the kind of people who read BimmerBoost. The truth is, the DCT is the best option for high powered N54's. Not only will it hold as much torque as you can throw at it you also get a shift speed benefit. It's quite simply the best performance option and the swap alone will improve performance without you even having to add any power. The E82 1M should have come from the factory with it. If you are looking into something like the Nizpro upgrade by the time you factor in shipping from Australia, part cost, software, install, and shipping you might as well have just swapped in the DCT and had the best of all worlds. Look forward to a detailed article on this swap coming up soon.
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  • newb335guy's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 08:46 PM
    newb335guy started a thread For Sale: Part out, moving on. in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Doc race single turbo-ceramic coated PTE Gen 2 6266. everything that I got from Doc Racing goes to you plus I will provide the Hose setup that is in picture to vent back into turbo so you avoid venting to air and having to smell oil. Also Moshomito Catch can setup provided and ADV 02 Sensor (very recommended). Price to sell at $4700.00 We can package fueling into it also. Any questions you can call or text 850-240-0293 This is off of Doc Website: http://docrace.com/collections/bmw/p...ngle-turbo-kit BMW 335i 135i N54 Top Mount Single Turbo Kit Turbo Bearing Ceramic Coating $5,495.00 USD Cpe/BMS Port injection with Split Second AIC controller $800 Stage 3 Fuelit setup with upgraded fuel lines, return line fittings and Hobbs switch $600 DSS Axles $700
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-11-2017, 07:32 PM
    Ok, keeping a black car clean is a giant bitch. You see every smudge. Anyone have any product suggestions? I almost feel like getting that spray on wax stuff and just wiping it down after every drive.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 04:26 AM
    The built motor era for the S63TU engine platform is getting going thanks to BPC (Bimmer Performance Center). They have a built engine package with some impressive specs that will increase the durability and capability of the S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8. Those looking into this package will be people pushing the motor with turbo upgrades. When over 700 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, peace of mind becomes increasingly important: Some engines will last longer. Some engines will not. There are many factors such as fuel quality, torque, use, mileage, tune quality, etc. If you drive around town with a turbo upgrade getting groceries it is not exactly the same thing as going WOT on the roadcourse for hours of laps. This is the list of upgraded components: BPC Spec Darton Flanged Sleeves Optimized wall thickness for strength that far exceeds factory Alusil cylinders without compromising block integrity or cooling characteristics BPC Spec Carrillo H-Beam Rods Rated at 1500 HP BPC Spec Diamond Coated Pistons Thermal coated crown and teflon coated skirts. BPC Spec Total Seal Stainless Steel Piston Rings BPC Spec Calico Coated Main & Rod Bearings BPC Spec spark plugs They also offer these services: Engine Block CNC Bore & Hone Process CNC Main Bearing Line Hone BPC Spec Optimized Engine clearances Precision Balanced Rotating Assembly Cylinder Head BPC Spec Ported Cylinder Heads BPC Spec Valve seat machining CNC Cylinder Head Resurfacing Now, combining a built motor setup like this with a turbo upgrade is key. We saw the BPC built S63TU motor with their Borg Warner EFR 7163 turbo upgrade put out 846 horsepower to the wheels in an F10 M5 with preliminary tuning. They are shooting for over 1000+ and that is really where the upgraded engine components will be put to the test. How much does this all cost? Well, they didn't tell us. Expect to pay to play. The S63TU platform is poised to have a very big 2017.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    03-06-2017, 04:28 PM
    Many people on BimmerBoost chase dyno numbers. Bragging about 800+ rwhp is fun. That is, until things start to break and repair bills start to add up. The N54 motor can make big power but the reality is for most people 600 rwhp is plenty and we forget just how much power that is. Chris@VTT put together a good article on getting your N54 to the ~600 rwhp level. Check it out below. Hey guys, While I think most of the users here on BB are a little past this, but I wrote an article about how to get 600 whp out of your N54 powered BMW. It's not a DIY but goes over the basics of what it takes to get there from our perspective -I hope some of you find it useful. Screenshots and .pdf attached. I do want to reiterate, there are MANY ways to do this, and plenty of good quality parts out there, not everything that's good got mentioned. If you have questions, just ask, we're always glad to help. Chris PDF:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-06-2017, 05:02 PM
    BoostAddict has covered a lot of Fabspeed products over the years. What is marketed is billed as top quality. The product presentation is done well and they provide good videos along with dyno data to support their claims. We like that. What we do not like is what you are going to see below. Why is nobody talking about it? Why is a lawsuit due to poor product quality and poor customer service not being discussed on any of the major forums? Probably because Fabspeed is a vendor on those forums and you will see those who raised questions were banned. Here is an example: Banned for raising questions about cheap Chinese Fabspeed sources. So what is going on? Well, take a look at some of this: Quite a bit to chew on there, isn't there? It certainly doesn't look good. It also doesn't look good that the source (www.fabspeedsucks.com) says a class action lawsuit is taking place. BoostAddict reached out for comment to see how far along this lawsuit is. What is the truth here? Well, we are going to try to find out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-07-2017, 07:14 PM
    Fabspeed was not too pleased about the BoostAddict article yesterday which details claims about an upcoming class-action lawsuit. The job of this network is to report automotive performance news and sometimes that news is not positive. The job will be done to the writer's best ability even if that means some people might get upset. To do the job properly both sides should get their say and you, the reader, are left to make up your own mind. Now, that is quite a story and this Sal Pane fellow sounds like he is making life terrible for Fabspeed. BoostAddict did google Sal Pane and, yes, many links about him being a con man come up: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexcampbell/long-island-officials-investigating-whether-con-man-sal-pane There's more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexcampbell/how-new-york-city-hired-a-con-artist-to-clean-up-ebola?utm_term=.okK4aPYwA#.jk9jMnLme What is the truth here? Well, Sal Pane's name is attached to some very shady and very dirty things. Additionally, if the threats against Fabspeed and the extortion claims are true one would think Sal Pane would face jail time. It also seems that he is a convicted felon. Fabspeed is gearing up their own legal defense. All we know is Fabspeed sells exhausts and has always been easy to work with from this end and provided this network with whatever requests for product information were made. Let's hope this matter is quickly resolved.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-07-2017, 06:47 PM
    Sleeving the S65 V8 block for greater strength is the approach everyone took early on. An article from VAC asked if sleeves are bad for your S65 V8 engine and if there are any drawbacks. Their conclusion was that there are no drawbacks. BimmerBoost would beg to differ. There are drawbacks especially with flanged sleeves as when material is removed from the block to install the sleeves the rigidity is compromised. That is simply the experience with my own sleeved S65 V8 running high boost and Gintani's experience with various sleeved blocks. The approach taken for the BimmerBoost.com E92 M3 now is going with a high strength chromoly bed plate to brace and reinforce the block while leaving the bore alone. BimmerBoost previewed this bedplate in an article last year and now you can see the finished design and how it compares to the factory. There will no doubt be people saying sleeves are the way to go. They are welcome to try. The factory block without sleeves is currently supporting over 700 horsepower to the wheels. There are obviously going to be upgrades other than just this brace but take into account what AMS says here: What will an S65 V8 do with a reinforced block, forged crank, forged internals, and turbos? Well, we are going to find out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-07-2017, 07:21 PM
    Fabspeed was not too pleased about the BoostAddict article yesterday which details claims about an upcoming class-action lawsuit. The job of this network is to report automotive performance news and sometimes that news is not positive. The job will be done to the writer's best ability even if that means some people might get upset. To do the job properly both sides should get their say and you, the reader, are left to make up your own mind. Now, that is quite a story and this Sal Pane fellow sounds like he is making life terrible for Fabspeed. BoostAddict did google Sal Pane and, yes, many links about him being a con man come up: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexcampbell/long-island-officials-investigating-whether-con-man-sal-pane There's more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexcampbell/how-new-york-city-hired-a-con-artist-to-clean-up-ebola?utm_term=.okK4aPYwA#.jk9jMnLme What is the truth here? Well, Sal Pane's name is attached to some very shady and very dirty things. Additionally, if the threats against Fabspeed and the extortion claims are true one would think Sal Pane would face jail time. It also seems that he is a convicted felon. Fabspeed is gearing up their own legal defense. All we know is Fabspeed sells exhausts and has always been easy to work with from this end and provided this network with whatever requests for product information were made. Let's hope this matter is quickly resolved.
    30 replies | 1682 view(s)
  • csu87's Avatar
    03-15-2017, 02:19 PM
    Well after a long run over there, got the boot. All because I called some guy salty after he bought a 2013 335 for 38k... My favorite touch was when i received an email from the mods that they were going to charge me $15k for having an alternate account. I'll keep you guys posted with how that goes. Guess I'll be more active over here now. Wont miss it since its a joke of a technical forum, although that offtopic section they have is pretty good.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-06-2017, 04:57 PM
    BoostAddict has covered a lot of Fabspeed products over the years. What is marketed is billed as top quality. The product presentation is done well and they provide good videos along with dyno data to support their claims. We like that. What we do not like is what you are going to see below. Why is nobody talking about it? Why is a lawsuit due to poor product quality and poor customer service not being discussed on any of the major forums? Probably because Fabspeed is a vendor on those forums and you will see those who raised questions were banned. Here is an example: Banned for raising questions about cheap Chinese Fabspeed sources. So what is going on? Well, take a look at some of this: Quite a bit to chew on there, isn't there? It certainly doesn't look good. It also doesn't look good that the source (www.fabspeedsucks.com) says a class action lawsuit is taking place. BoostAddict reached out for comment to see how far along this lawsuit is. What is the truth here? Well, we are going to try to find out.
    25 replies | 2008 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-11-2017, 07:54 PM
    This is a real shame although not really all that surprising. The Audi RS7 utilizes an all wheel drive ZF gearbox and the new W213 E63 AMG follows suit. What do they both have in common? Twin turbo top mount V8's and all wheel drive. Developing a DCT gearbox to support the torque of these twin turbo V8's moving 4500+ pound cars is difficult. Not to mention there needs to be some headroom as the companies know people will tune and launch them. Audi did the same thing with the new S5 model and its turbo powerplant. They ditched the dual clutch transmission for a ZF automatic. Who is the winner in this? ZF. They get to sell more transmissions and no doubt the cost factored into BMW's decision. The next generation mid-size battle is shaping up as the most boring of all time. Audi, Mercedes, and BMW all have the same exact thing. Porsche has a similar 4.0 liter V8 motor as the other three but at least gives you a dual clutch transmission with all wheel drive which stands out in the segment. Cadillac, please do something exciting with your next car that doesn't copy the already boring German recipe. Source
    27 replies | 1153 view(s)
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