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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-11-2016, 10:02 PM
    There happens to be a BMW involved in this video although it could happen to anyone and with any make of car. Maybe there is something though to the study that says BMW drivers are assholes? Regardless, this situation gets out of hand quickly. What happens? Well, a group of guys on motorcycles are speeding and enjoying their ride when a classic BMW cuts one of them off and essentially takes issue with their style of riding. At one point in the video the BMW catches up when the riders are stopped. The BMW driver gets out and tells the guy on the motorcycle not to move as he blocks his path. Well, the rider takes issue as do his friends and the guy gets what is coming to him which is an ass beating. The three bikers probably feel tough until the passenger jumps out with a gun. The bikers back off and the passenger should be happy none of the bikers were armed or this situation would have escalated well beyond reason. The camera guy gets the hell out of there but screaming continues in the background. It's simply best to leave patrolling the highways and enforcing the speed limit to law enforcement.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-09-2016, 01:11 AM
    A 9 second F80 M3 or F82 M4 is not too far off at this point. Maximum PSI took their upgraded F80 M3 to the track and set a new overall record for the S55 platform. After a few 132-133 miles per hour passes they hit a 1.681 60 foot which resulted in a 10.347 @ 133.82 in the 1/4 mile. The trap speed record remains 135.5 but that was set on a poor 2.190 60 foot and with a time over a second slower. This result also blows away the previous quickest which was TPG Tuning with their 10.79 @ 132 pass. Here is the mod list: Pure Turbos Dodson clutches/baskets Flash/jb4/port injection Straight ms109 fuel Maximum PSI intakes, downpipes, charge pipes, 3.5"exhaust Evolution of Speed prototype intake manifold and intercooler Stock axles Now where do they go from here? Who will hit the 9's first? It is going to be fun to watch.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-11-2016, 09:58 PM
    There happens to be a BMW involved in this video although it could happen to anyone and with any make of car. Maybe there is something though to the study that says BMW drivers are assholes? Regardless, this situation gets out of hand quickly. What happens? Well, a group of guys on motorcycles are speeding and enjoying their ride when a classic BMW cuts one of them off and essentially takes issue with their style of riding. At one point in the video the BMW catches up when the riders are stopped. The BMW driver gets out and tells the guy on the motorcycle not to move as he blocks his path. Well, the rider takes issue as do his friends and the guy gets what is coming to him which is an ass beating. The three bikers probably feel tough until the passenger jumps out with a gun. The bikers back off and the passenger should be happy none of the bikers were armed or this situation would have escalated well beyond reason. The camera guy gets the hell out of there but screaming continues in the background. It's simply best to leave patrolling the highways and enforcing the speed limit to law enforcement.
    114 replies | 1107 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-31-2016, 08:26 PM
    MotorTrend choosing the new Camaro SS over the BMW F82 M4 set off a debate on the BoostAddict forums that is still raging. The thing is, much like the MotorTrend comparison, the debate premise is flawed. Why exactly is a BMW M3 or M4 supposed to be cheaper and offer more performance per dollar than a Camaro (or a Mustang for that matter)? As someone who has purchased more than one BMW M car I never once considered a Camaro or a Mustang instead. For one, the overall package of the American cars was garbage in comparison to BMW. The Americans have improved so comparing a Camaro to a BMW M car is not as crazy as it once was if you actually took the entirety of the car into account but it still is not and it still never will be a direct competitor. It is pretty much the same thing as the Porsche 911 vs. Chevrolet Corvette debate. It's not that a guy buying a 911 Turbo does not know the Corvette Z06 exists. It is that he does not care about it and does not want the Corvette. Some people will opt for the 911 simply because it is a Porsche and for the prestige factor. Whether the premium is $50k, $100k, whatever, it does not matter. The Porsche 911 will always be more money than the Chevrolet Corvette and the BMW M3/M4 will always be more money than the Camaro SS. MotorTrend says there is a $35k price difference and states normally you do not compare cars like this. Their reasoning is that the performance numbers are near identical. You know what other cars are near identical in performance? The $130k Maserati Granturismo and the $33k Mustang GT. Both have naturally aspirated V8's, both are RWD, and both are similarly quick. Where is the comparison test between the two of them to spice things up? MotorTrend starts off the video comparison they finally uploaded by stating a Camaro to Mustang comparison is boring which is why they brought in the M4. Fine, but understand this is done primarily to drum up interest and get views (which is why this video initially was released to a pay to view subscription channel). Not because the cars are competitors or because this is an honest comparison. There are many flaws with this comparison. The Camaro and M4 both are not in their highest performance states of trim. The M4 came out well before the Camaro so it makes sense for it to receive a mid-life update. It did. It is called the Competition Package. The M4 is not equipped with it. It is also not equipped with the higher performance DCT transmission. Fair is fair, the Camaro SS should also have all of its top performance options if you want to make this 'objective' as they claim. MotorTrend fails to mention any other options for these cars when they state they are identical. That is a major failure designed to make this comparison seem 'even' between the two. It is not even and MotorTrend ignores options that significantly would change the numbers and the result in order to maintain the illusion that there is no bias and that this is diligent work. If you have to conceal info to make a comparison seem legitimate it is by default flawed. Now, that brings us to the drag race. They launched the cars 75 times and state the Camaro won 68 times. Well, where is this data? Do they just average the numbers? Why do we get one set of numbers that favors the Camaro in the drag race when by their own admission the Camaro did lose? Is the Camaro quicker in the 1/4 mile or is it a driver's race? Is MotorTrend just poor at launching BMW's? Do they need better testers? Claiming in the real world that the Camaro is quicker when the BMW is easier to launch with the DCT is misleading. Despite all of these flaws by MotorTrend the M4 still wins around the track: They call it a tie. Why is the Camaro having a tenth on the M4 in the 1/4 mile a decisive win yet the M4 winning by over a tenth on the track a tie? You want to know why? Because this comparison is biased. Look, there are a lot of things wrong with the M4 and M in general. The M4 is heavier than it is supposed to be. It sounds like a blender on a high setting. The balance is not the classic 50/50 any longer. The artificial sound being piped in is a joke. The steering feel is numb and disconnected. Yes, M is not as good as it once was. A win is a win however and MotorTrend only praises the Camaro when the numbers are skewed in its favor yet calls the cars equal when the BMW comes out ahead. MotorTrend practically pulls a muscle patting Chevy on the back. They actually state who needs different suspension modes or performance modes? Seriously? Pressing a button to tailor the car how you want it is a bad thing? Ultimately, this does not matter. Nobody buying an M4 is even going to stop to think about the Camaro SS. Those buying a Camaro SS will tell everyone how it compares to an M4 and how MotorTrend likes it better. That helps the Camaro owner validate their cheaper purchase. Is the Camaro better than it ever has been? Yes. Partially because it was so poor in comparison to BMW for so many years. It's easy to go up when you are so far down. Where the Camaro succeeds is in areas BMW M has failed and areas that used to be M strong points. The responsive naturally aspirated motor, the sound, the feedback, the chassis, and the feel. Chevrolet deserves credit. They built a great car and GM is building great cars (about time). They do not need MotorTrend to force feed the Camaro down your throat.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-31-2016, 08:17 PM
    MotorTrend choosing the new Camaro SS over the BMW F82 M4 set off a debate on the BoostAddict forums that is still raging. The thing is, much like the MotorTrend comparison, the debate premise is flawed. Why exactly is a BMW M3 or M4 supposed to be cheaper and offer more performance per dollar than a Camaro (or a Mustang for that matter)? As someone who has purchased more than one BMW M car I never once considered a Camaro or a Mustang instead. For one, the overall package of the American cars was garbage in comparison to BMW. The Americans have improved so comparing a Camaro to a BMW M car is not as crazy as it once was if you actually took the entirety of the car into account but it still is not and it still never will be a direct competitor. It is pretty much the same thing as the Porsche 911 vs. Chevrolet Corvette debate. It's not that a guy buying a 911 Turbo does not know the Corvette Z06 exists. It is that he does not care about it and does not want the Corvette. Some people will opt for the 911 simply because it is a Porsche and for the prestige factor. Whether the premium is $50k, $100k, whatever, it does not matter. The Porsche 911 will always be more money than the Chevrolet Corvette and the BMW M3/M4 will always be more money than the Camaro SS. MotorTrend says there is a $35k price difference and states normally you do not compare cars like this. Their reasoning is that the performance numbers are near identical. You know what other cars are near identical in performance? The $130k Maserati Granturismo and the $33k Mustang GT. Both have naturally aspirated V8's, both are RWD, and both are similarly quick. Where is the comparison test between the two of them to spice things up? MotorTrend starts off the video comparison they finally uploaded by stating a Camaro to Mustang comparison is boring which is why they brought in the M4. Fine, but understand this is done primarily to drum up interest and get views (which is why this video initially was released to a pay to view subscription channel). Not because the cars are competitors or because this is an honest comparison. There are many flaws with this comparison. The Camaro and M4 both are not in their highest performance states of trim. The M4 came out well before the Camaro so it makes sense for it to receive a mid-life update. It did. It is called the Competition Package. The M4 is not equipped with it. It is also not equipped with the higher performance DCT transmission. Fair is fair, the Camaro SS should also have all of its top performance options if you want to make this 'objective' as they claim. MotorTrend fails to mention any other options for these cars when they state they are identical. That is a major failure designed to make this comparison seem 'even' between the two. It is not even and MotorTrend ignores options that significantly would change the numbers and the result in order to maintain the illusion that there is no bias and that this is diligent work. If you have to conceal info to make a comparison seem legitimate it is by default flawed. Now, that brings us to the drag race. They launched the cars 75 times and state the Camaro won 68 times. Well, where is this data? Do they just average the numbers? Why do we get one set of numbers that favors the Camaro in the drag race when by their own admission the Camaro did lose? Is the Camaro quicker in the 1/4 mile or is it a driver's race? Is MotorTrend just poor at launching BMW's? Do they need better testers? Claiming in the real world that the Camaro is quicker when the BMW is easier to launch with the DCT is misleading. Despite all of these flaws by MotorTrend the M4 still wins around the track: They call it a tie. Why is the Camaro having a tenth on the M4 in the 1/4 mile a decisive win yet the M4 winning by over a tenth on the track a tie? You want to know why? Because this comparison is biased. Look, there are a lot of things wrong with the M4 and M in general. The M4 is heavier than it is supposed to be. It sounds like a blender on a high setting. The balance is not the classic 50/50 any longer. The artificial sound being piped in is a joke. The steering feel is numb and disconnected. Yes, M is not as good as it once was. A win is a win however and MotorTrend only praises the Camaro when the numbers are skewed in its favor yet calls the cars equal when the BMW comes out ahead. MotorTrend practically pulls a muscle patting Chevy on the back. They actually state who needs different suspension modes or performance modes? Seriously? Pressing a button to tailor the car how you want it is a bad thing? Ultimately, this does not matter. Nobody buying an M4 is even going to stop to think about the Camaro SS. Those buying a Camaro SS will tell everyone how it compares to an M4 and how MotorTrend likes it better. That helps the Camaro owner validate their cheaper purchase. Is the Camaro better than it ever has been? Yes. Partially because it was so poor in comparison to BMW for so many years. It's easy to go up when you are so far down. Where the Camaro succeeds is in areas BMW M has failed and areas that used to be M strong points. The responsive naturally aspirated motor, the sound, the feedback, the chassis, and the feel. Chevrolet deserves credit. They built a great car and GM is building great cars (about time). They do not need MotorTrend to force feed the Camaro down your throat.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-18-2016, 09:46 PM
    This is BoostAddict member @gzim335 whose W204 C63 AMG features a Stage III 3.0 liter whipple based supercharger system from Weistec. The car is an absolute beast and has beaten up on turbo upgraded M4's as well as a variety of other cars. Here, it runs two F10 M5's from a stop although the quality of the tarmac is very poor. You can visibly see just how much dust the tires are throwing up as the vehicles try to accelerate. They should have gone from a roll in this first race as this is an ugly beatdown. An 800 whp M5 should not be losing like this. Run 1 vs. F10 M5 6spd, Pure Turbos upgrade, meth, fbo, full ms109, flash and bcm jb4 (car made 800whp at 30psi): The second run is from a 45 mph roll but the cars still spin their tires. Run 2 vs. DCT F10 M5 stock turbo, downpipes, flash stacked with bcm jb4 running 27psi (made 730whp): This final race is for some context. It features the previous DCT F10 M5 against a W212 E63 AMG M157. The E63 has Weistec turbos, ms109, AMS intake and cooling system, Weistec downpipes, and a Weistec exhaust.
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  • gzim335's Avatar
    04-12-2016, 06:16 PM
    c63 weistec stage 3 bolt ons and ms109 mix,seats removed first run is a dig standing half a mile f10 m5 6spd,pure turbos meth fbo full ms109 running a flash and bcm jb4 (car made 800whp at 30psi) both cars spun second race f10 m5 stock turbo,downpipes,flash stacked with bcm jb4 running 27psi (made 730whp) 45 roll both cars spun m5 view c63 view
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-04-2016, 06:56 PM
    PDU's (Performance Design Ulinimited) F22 M235i is a stout BMW. Earlier this year it took on a Lamborghini Huracan, Nissan GTR, F10 M5, and a couple of supercharged E92 M3's showing very well against that competition. Well, here are some more runs. As a reminder, here is the mod list: Mods: PDU PI Kit/DP/Exhaust ACF STG 2 ECU Flash PURE STG 2 Turbo JB4 Fuel = MS109 + some left over E85/91 mix. The first run is against the Challenger Hellcat. The M235i gets a bit of an early start before the cones but easily pulls the 707 horsepower supercharged Dodge. The Hellcat is no slouch. Next up is the first gen Audi R8 V10. The Audi hangs in there only in one gear and the M235i pulls cleanly up top. That R8 needs boost, stat. A second gen CTS-V is up next. The CTS-V moves quickly from a stop to the cones but then slows down as the M235i is accelerating to catch up causing a mismatch in starting speeds. It's over before it begins. The final race is an eye opener. The 997 GT2 RS certainly looks modified as it just goes straight to light speed. The PDU M235i shows the N55 motor is quite capable and fast with a turbo upgrade and port fuel injection.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-06-2016, 04:40 PM
    BMW's decisions do not always make sense. Sometimes, they make you scratch your head and wonder what they were thinking. Explaining BMW's motives falls to their employees such as those who work in the BMW PressClub. BimmerBoost reached out to BMW and asked the question everyone is wondering. Why does the F87 M2 engine not have an 'S' designation? This is BMW's response: We would like to thank Rebecca at BMW for getting back to BimmerBoost except she did not answer the question. A follow up again asking the same exact question was ignored. Way to do your job Rebecca. Why is BMW not answering the damn question? For those wondering, this is how BMW engine designations and codes are supposed to work: BMW's own rules are very clear. Which makes you wonder why they aren't playing by their own rules. Rebecca says the F87 M2 motor is a genuine M engine. Well, BMW's own engine codes mean it should start with an 'S' in that instance and not an 'N' otherwise it is not officially an M production motor. BMW saying one thing and doing another is frustrating especially for those who actually pay attention to the engine codes such as BimmerBoost readers. It is even more frustrating when you take into account that BMW did not repeat the mistake they made with the E82 1M which was putting a non-M engine into an M car. They learned their lesson yet they still managed to screw something this basic up. The N55B30T0 is presented as a development of the N55 motor we all know yet it has S55 engine internals from the F80 M3 and F82 M4 as well as a closed deck block which the N55 does not have. It is more of an S55/N55 hybrid as the turbo setup from the N55 is retained to prevent the M2 from encroaching on the S55. Maybe BMW was worried having two engines starting with the S55 designation would confuse people or that it would make people think the M3/M4 and the M2 had the same motor. Yet, BMW has no problem using the N55 designation multiple times. They have in the past used 'S' engine designations multiple times without incident. BMW did indeed give the M2 an M motor yet they do not designate it an M motor officially. WTF BMW? Our solution is to place the N55B30T0 in the N55 forum on BimmerBoost because BMW forced us to. What else can you do?
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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    04-26-2016, 10:13 AM
    Pos rep for cold brew :) I'm having some myself right now too. You make it in a french press? How long do you let it brew for?
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  • The Convert's Avatar
    04-15-2016, 01:19 PM
    Copied from a post I made in the Frankenturbo thread. "Look, NO ONE on here likes it when Tony gets in one of his fits...this is common knowledge. It is also common knowledge that Tony goes on less fits when people don't direct anything at him or about him that he may not like. Is it fair to just bite your tongue even though he likely will not? No. Is it logical and best for yourselves and everyone else if you do just take the high road? ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY. Moral, stop acting like children yourselves(all that have problems with Tony) and don't even talk to or about him and ignore things you don't like that he says. Just imagine how much less BS banter we would have gumming up threads if everyone did that with Tony and Sticky.(lets be honest, an argument with Sticky destroys a thread fast as fuck too)" Can we all try this? please?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-12-2016, 04:41 AM
    BimmerBoost was confused by BMW's choice to name the engine in the BMW F87 M2 the N55B30T0. Historically, BMW denotes an engine is a motor built by the M division with the 'S' prefix in its engine code. Just take a look at BimmerBoost's ranking of all the storied M engines such as the S54, S85, S38, S65, etc. The BMW M engine is (was) a point of pride for BMW. Enthusiasts themselves take pride in the M division motors and pay extra to have an engine built by the storied M division for their street car. With the F87 M2 many people incorrectly assume the car does not have an M motor. It certainly does as BMW confirmed this themselves in response to BimmerBoost's question on the matter. Not to mention BMW's own technical documents and press releases tell you the F87 M2 N55B30T0 motor uses a closed deck block unlike the N55 and that it shares the S55 engine internals from the F80 M3 and F82 M4. So what is the reasoning for an 'N' designation and not an 'S' designation for the motor? BMW happened to send this response a couple hours after our article questioning the N55B30T0 designation for the F87 M2 went up. Probably just a coincidence we don't hear anything for almost a week and then suddenly get a response, right? BMW is moving away from using 'S' codes to denote M motors: This is a sad day. We reported back in 2013 that the M motor was unofficially 'dead' but we did not know it would go to this degree. BMW's cost cutting is getting insane. We knew M motors would be based on production motors meaning no more bespoke ground up M engine designs but now the engines will not even be officially differentiated in their engine codes: This is simply a result of cost cutting. It's also officially the end of the 'S' Motorsport engine era. Let's just hope BMW does not take this so far as an M car getting a motor simply with different software. Then again, that's exactly what they did with the E82 1M. Oh well. It was a nice ride.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    04-24-2016, 02:51 PM
    BMS got a customer's 2016 F87 M2 DCT on a Dynojet for some testing. The results are about what you would expect. The M2 N55B30T0 makes 330 rear wheel horsepower stock and 388 lb-ft of torque at the wheels stock. In other words, it is roughly 100 wheel horsepower short of an F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 motor. The engine is putting up numbers would one expect from an N55 albeit with more torque. It is tuned for low end torque more than top end horsepower. You will notice the torque peak is at 2500 rpm and it tapers down toward redline where it drops particularly hard. Isn't this supposed to be a track car? The horsepower figure is similar to the new B58 motor. The torque on the N55B30T0 is higher but the B58 curve is much flatter. It's torque curve does not start dropping as early or as hard especially toward redline. When tuned, the numbers on the N55B30T0 are similar to a tuned N55 although the torque peak is slightly higher. It sure seems to perform like an N55 except with S55 engine internals and the closed deck block. Hey guys, A local customer was generous enough to come out for a few hours so we could poke around under the hood, take some logs, and do a little dyno testing with his new M2. He has around 1000 miles on the clock I believe. Per usual I'll try to keep it brief and to the point: The good: 1) Car looks super awesome in person and really attracts a lot of attention on the road. DCT drives and shifts great. 2) The tuning scheme is the same as the M235 EWG. Meaning our existing F Series N55 EWG JB4 is fully compatible from a hardware perspective. Some minor M2 specific software changes will be added, of course. 3) All of the cool in dash controls we've added to the F Series JB4 are compatible. CANflap works, in dash boost gauge works, map switching works, boost by gear works, 6cyl timing logging works, and it even logs the DCT trans oil temperature. 4) The platform appears to be E85 friendly. More on that later. The bad: 1) This is simply based on my initial few hours with the car. But from a performance perspective, it appears to be basically an N55 with a tune from the factory. It's not in the same universe as the S55 M3/M4 motor and even appears to be a step down from the B58 found in the new 340i. 2) On normal pump 91 octane fuel running its factory 15-16psi boost profile it had fairly significant timing pull and only put down 330whp. Subsequent pulls did even worse as it heated up. 3) We added an E30 mix on the dyno and the factory power jumped up nicely to the 350whp range and it was also more consistent. Even at this power level though the car had a strange behavior where it would momentarily drop boost for no apparent reason, resulting in a noticeable "hiccup" in the dyno chart. Maybe something that will be fixed via a future software update or perhaps related to the E30 itself without tuning in place for it. 4) I raised boost around 3psi just to evaluate it on the E30 mix and the result was pretty respectable power. Around 390whp. Which, is what the normal 335 F30 EWG cars make on E30 at roughly the same boost level. Potential Tuning Gains: E85 Mix: I expect we'll be able to get power up to around 425whp. 91 Octane: There is no power to be picked up via tuning on 91. Just the extra features via the JB4. 93 Octane: I'm hopeful with good 93 octane we can pickup at least 15-20whp and similar torque. Bottom Line: It's a cool little platform. But basically appears to be a more aggressively tuned M235.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-09-2016, 09:00 PM
    The all wheel drive guys get left out of a lot of the turbo upgrade fun. Why? Well, the drivetrain complicates things as well as fitment. That is why not every turbo upgrade works for the xi models such as the E90 335xi for example. What is making this possible? This: Awesome? You bet your ass it's awesome.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-30-2016, 03:12 PM
    Dinan still does not get it. Dinan still does not understand how to present performance products in the turbo era. The approach of this press release is as dated as Dinan banking on the Dinan name. When you release a turbo upgrade for a modern BMW, you provide data to go with it. What data do we have here? Nothing. Frankly, the mistakes in this release by Dinan are baffling which pretty much tells you Dinan did not write it or if they did that is a red flag. Shouldn't Dinan know for example that the N54 is not naturally aspirated? How the hell are we supposed to take Dinan seriously regarding turbo upgrades when they do not even know which BMW motors are turbocharged and which are naturally aspirated? Not to mention, the turbo upgrade game is competitive. Once you start going after this market you are going after an enthusiast that is usually more well informed and who puts a premium on performance. Well, where are the performance figures? Where is the data? This is all we get: Benefits of the Dinan Big Turbo for the EWG N55 Engine: Factory turbo that is machined to Dinan specifications with an upgraded thrust system. Larger billet compressor/impeller wheel that allows ~30% greater flow over stock which then enables additional boost to be realized while retaining efficiency. Turbo assembly (D310-0110) is compatible with electric wastegate vehicles only., Peak power: 445 HP @ 6000 RPM and 455 ft-lbs @ 3000 RPM and a max gain of 128 HP @ 6000 RPM and 113 ft-lbs @ 6000 RPM when coupled with other Dinan Performance upgrades. (Data from F22 M235i.) 448 HP @ 6500 RPM and 417 ft-lbs @ 3000 RPM and a max gain of 152 HP @ 6500 RPM and 123 ft-lbs @ 6500 RPM when coupled with other Dinan Performance upgrades. (Data from F32 435i. Other variants may differ.) Dinan Installation instructions detail a procedure which is quicker than BMW's turbo replacement procedure saving the end-user money and time at the shop. Includes o-rings and gaskets needed for installation. Factory matching new car warranty (4yr/50k). CARB EO is pending. I'm sorry Dinan but you can not simply write a horsepower figure these days and have that suffice simply because you are Dinan and we are supposed to just believe it. Literally every major N55 turbo upgrade option is supplemented with dyno data and or performance data as well as logs. This shows how out of touch Dinan is with the modern turbo BMW aftermarket. 445 horsepower is the claim? Ok, well we can not prove it but here is a 536 wheel horsepower N55 from Pure Turbos and Burger Tuning: Also tuned with a piggyback just like Dinan except this Dinan N55 upgrade requires the Dinantronics Stage 4 tune which is $2824.00. If you're determined to go this Dinan route save yourself some coin and get a different piggyback tune than Dinan's. So what does this turbo upgrade cost? $1499 plus the core charge of $1500. Reasonable pricing and demand is high according to Dinan: Dinan spelling issues aside ('mechanial' and 'seperate') why people are supposedly lining up for this we have no clue. What we suspect here is that one of our turbo vendors is supplying Dinan. If so, doesn't it make more sense to go straight to the source? If upgrading the turbo, doesn't it make sense to get an option offering far more power anyway for less money once tuning is factored in? This is not a big turbo. This is not big power. The warranty aspect is not what it is cracked up to be and Dinan only matches the factory warranty anyway. To each their own. Morgan Hill, Calif. (March, 2016) BMW went above and beyond when they designed their excellent N20 four-cylinder engine and N55 six-cylinder to replace the naturally aspirated N52 and N54 engines, respectively. The N20 is incredibly potent and ruthlessly efficient, producing nearly 250 horsepower in stock form while returning excellent fuel economy. The N55 produces stump-pulling torque essentially from idle and screams all the way to the top end, with its twin-scroll turbo working to produce 300 horsepower in stock trim. Dinan has done much to improve on BMWs good work with many bolt-on upgrades and their corresponding DINANTRONICS staged tunes producing substantial power gains over stock. Now the time has come for Dinan to take things to the next level with their Big Turbo upgrade for the F22/23 M235i and F30/34/F32/36 335i & 435i w/ electronic wastegate. The Dinan Big Turbo for electronic wastegate-equipped cars begins life as a stock turbo which Dinan then modifies to improve flow by upwards of 30%. Cars with manual wastegates receive brand new turbos that are custom cast for Dinan, the flow characteristics are the same for these. The 30% increase in flow enables additional boost pressures at higher engine speeds while retaining efficiency. In addition to modifying the compressor wheels, Dinan also upgrades the thrust system for increased turbo reliability and longer life. In order to attain maximum advertised power gains these big turbos will need to be paired with a DINANTRONICS Stage 4 tune, as well as Dinan's intercooler to fully regulate the boost increase and maintain lower charge temperatures to ensure maximum power gain. Dinans Free-Flow exhaust and intake systems are also highly recommended. Benefits of the Dinan Big Turbo for the EWG N55 Engine: Factory turbo that is machined to Dinan specifications with an upgraded thrust system. Larger billet compressor/impeller wheel that allows ~30% greater flow over stock which then enables additional boost to be realized while retaining efficiency. Turbo assembly (D310-0110) is compatible with electric wastegate vehicles only., Peak power: 445 HP @ 6000 RPM and 455 ft-lbs @ 3000 RPM and a max gain of 128 HP @ 6000 RPM and 113 ft-lbs @ 6000 RPM when coupled with other Dinan Performance upgrades. (Data from F22 M235i.) 448 HP @ 6500 RPM and 417 ft-lbs @ 3000 RPM and a max gain of 152 HP @ 6500 RPM and 123 ft-lbs @ 6500 RPM when coupled with other Dinan Performance upgrades. (Data from F32 435i. Other variants may differ.) Dinan Installation instructions detail a procedure which is quicker than BMW's turbo replacement procedure saving the end-user money and time at the shop. Includes o-rings and gaskets needed for installation. Factory matching new car warranty (4yr/50k). CARB EO is pending. Dinan's Big Turbo upgrade, like every Dinan product, comes with our factory matching new car warranty and is designed, developed and tested in Morgan Hill, California and can be purchased and installed at any Dinan Approved BMW dealerships nationwide.
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