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    • Trouble in paradise? Vishnu/FFtec N54 335ii Single Turbo kits experiencing issues as a BimmerBoost member runs 12.5@121 with misfires and having to short shift

      BimmerBoost would like to thank member GeorgiaTech335Coupe for his openness and honesty regarding his Vishnu/FFTEC single turbo setup. Recently, this member took his single turbo upgraded 6-speed manual 335i to the PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway) dragstrip in Florida to do some testing. His best run was a 12.50@121.6 alongside a 12.8@117. Yes, these times are quite a ways away from the 10.8@131 glory pass from Vishnu demonstrating the kits capability.


      This is in no way the fault of GeorgiaTech335Coupe who experienced misfires on his car and had to short shift at 6300 rpm in order to avoid them. Now, Vishnu has basically portrayed this kit as perfect and ready for sale with nobody having any issues. The reason BimmerBoost is bringing this issue to the attention of the community is for potential buyers to understand what they are getting into.


      There is absolutely nothing wrong with having issues when modifying a car to this level and BimmerBoost is confident Vishnu will resolve them. There is something wrong with pretending nothing is wrong. A few cars with the single turbo kits have gone up for sale and apparently a total of three people, that are willing to open their mouths, are having misfire issues with these kits.

      These issues will no doubt get resolved but potential buyers and current customers needs to be aware of the process, effort, and that progress is being made. Pretending nothing is wrong and collecting money simply is the wrong way to go about this and once again (it's becoming a trend) BimmerBoost is the only site bringing these issues to the attention of the community.

      For the record, a member by the name of @tmo335tt says he has a hardware solution for the misfires that he will likely share with Vishnu (hopefully not for free). Interesting that it isn't Vishnu but the community solving this.

      Thanks again to @GeorgiaTech335Coupe for sharing his details, good or bad, as we all learn thanks to honesty and openness. There is more to tuning than just collecting money.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Vishnu Single Turbo at PBIR - 12.50@121.6 having to shift all gears at 6300rpm started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GeorgiaTech335Coupe Click here to enlarge
        New flywheel and clutch is getting installed tomorrow afternoon. I'm going to try to put 300 miles on it after the install. Then we will know the results.
        Nice, thanks for the update.
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        George, are we doing both turning off detection and the FW or just the FW?
      1. GeorgiaTech335Coupe's Avatar
        GeorgiaTech335Coupe -
        Well, unfortunately, we are all going to have to wait longer. Spec screwed up and sent me the wrong pilot bearing and fork. SPECtacular. Pun intended.
      1. GeorgiaTech335Coupe's Avatar
        GeorgiaTech335Coupe -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        George, are we doing both turning off detection and the FW or just the FW?
        Only doing the FW and clutch.
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        Gotcha. Hopefully they correct that quickly.
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        Looks like another car made 660 WHP... FWIW... a chick owns it.
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        On 100% e85
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        On 100% e85
        you know it's with meth... Shiv wouldn't do us that much of a favor. A dyno on straight pump gas, race gas and then E85... lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
        FWIW... a chick owns it.
        I'd like to meet her.
      1. ATP's Avatar
        ATP -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
        you know it's with meth... Shiv wouldn't do us that much of a favor. A dyno on straight pump gas, race gas and then E85... lol
        It was on Meth, he stated it was.
      1. Trojan4evr's Avatar
        Trojan4evr -
        The guy gotta do whatever he can to make huge numbers and show them off on the other forum. Even if it means four meth bungs...
      1. DefactoM6's Avatar
        DefactoM6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
        Looks like another car made 660 WHP... FWIW... a chick owns it.
        And she drives it on Hoosier slicks; IDGAF what anyone says, car looks 100% business, can only hope that mine will graduate from her modded Cooper S to something like that someday...
      1. shiv@vishnu's Avatar
        shiv@vishnu -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DefactoM6 Click here to enlarge
        And she drives it on Hoosier slicks; IDGAF what anyone says, car looks 100% business, can only hope that mine will graduate from her modded Cooper S to something like that someday...
        Unfortunately (or fortunately), she doesn't daily drive on the Hoosier slicks. Those wheels/slicks belong to me and were mounted just to be run at the dragstrip this past saturday. Sadly, the track didn't open due to rain. Her daily wheels are Volk TE-37s with Toyo R888s. Hopefully next weekend looks better weather-wise. Should run quite a bit faster than my 10.82 pass if all goes well. The car should be capable of a 10.6-10.7 pass if all goes well.
      1. themyst's Avatar
        themyst -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by shiv@vishnu Click here to enlarge
        Unfortunately (or fortunately), she doesn't daily drive on the Hoosier slicks. Those wheels/slicks belong to me and were mounted just to be run at the dragstrip this past saturday. Sadly, the track didn't open due to rain. Her daily wheels are Volk TE-37s with Toyo R888s. Hopefully next weekend looks better weather-wise. Should run quite a bit faster than my 10.82 pass if all goes well. The car should be capable of a 10.6-10.7 pass if all goes well.
        She likely weighs less than you (hopefully) so there's some savings there I guess?
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        the record held by a mother of 2 would be pretty cool.
      1. JStang's Avatar
        JStang -
        Just read that thread. Love it or hate it, those are impressive numbers.
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        that dyno curve looks really good.. no reason why that car should preform admirably at the track of 60-130...
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by shiv@vishnu Click here to enlarge
        Unfortunately (or fortunately), she doesn't daily drive on the Hoosier slicks. Those wheels/slicks belong to me and were mounted just to be run at the dragstrip this past saturday. Sadly, the track didn't open due to rain. Her daily wheels are Volk TE-37s with Toyo R888s. Hopefully next weekend looks better weather-wise. Should run quite a bit faster than my 10.82 pass if all goes well. The car should be capable of a 10.6-10.7 pass if all goes well.
        Melissa's badass Click here to enlarge
      1. import36's Avatar
        import36 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        the record held by a mother of 2 would be pretty cool.
        leave baby seats in during record run for added effect...
      1. rudypoochris's Avatar
        rudypoochris -
        Any update on this? Problem fixed?