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    • The N54 finally comes into its own - Vargas Turbo Tech Stage 3 N54 (335/135) twin turbocharger upgrade sets new N54 horsepower record with 693 wheel dyno

      Congratulations are in order to Vargas Turbo Tech as well as Cobb tuning and ProTuning Freaks for raising the bar as to what the BMW N54 inline-6 twin turbo motor is capable of. There are two platform records here the first of which it is important to note was achieved without methanol injection. There are certain tuners on the N54 platform that mask their ability to upgrade and control the stock fueling system and any fueling issues are "solved" by dumping in a ton of methanol.

      Well, with no meth and the cars own fuel system (with High Pressure Fuel Pump tweaks courtesy of Vargas Turbo Tech) responsible for all the fueling 673 wheel horsepower was achieved in STD correction on a Dynojet. That is a record for horsepower on the platform without methanol injection and was done with a blend of MS109 fuel and 93 octane.

      Meth injection was then added and the figures rose to 693 wheel horsepower. If more time was available for the parties involved including Josh at Cobb as well as Jake and Dzeeno at ProTuning Freaks the 700 wheel barrier likely would have been crossed. This will happen sooner rather than later now but this is still a major milestone and a new era the N54 is entering. The motor is finally starting to mature and although it is not on a comparable power level yet with the top BMW aftermarket options this is a huge step step forward for a platform that spent considerable time in limbo due to fueling and tuning issues.

      It must be satisfying for all involved especially Vargas Turbo who was doubted by many early on due to being a fresh entrant on the N54 tuning scene with many fanboys blindly following another tuner providing a turbo upgrade. Vargas Turbo Tech, Cobb, and PTF have surprisingly quickly surpassed the results from a competing turbo kit that uses a single turbo setup and have done so without relying on meth injection band-aids. A true fueling upgrade is here as well as a turbo upgrade making some serious power and setting the standard.

      Congratulations and much respect to all the parties involved, dyno graphs and videos are below.

      693WHP 572WTQ Graph:


      693 WHP 572WTQ Graph 0 Smoothing:


      Back to back no meth / meth run
      673WHP 564WTQ no meth / 680WHP 556WTQ


      A few runs stacked to see how consistent the car is:


      693WHP 572WTQ with speed to prove it was in 4th gear:


      Octane Calculator pic:


      693WHP 572WTQ Pull video:


      Back to back no meth / meth run:


      This article was originally published in forum thread: 693WHP 572WTQ - 98 Octane, with meth - 673 WHP 564 WTQ 98 Octane NO Meth VTT VTX-R63 Early Dynos PTF / COBB Protune started by VargasTurboTech View original post
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      1. Mr. Nice's Avatar
        Mr. Nice -
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      1. Sparky68's Avatar
        Sparky68 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
        Epic, now even @Sticky must agree the 335 is the new Supra Click here to enlarge jk
        Never!!!!!
      1. RnmEvo9's Avatar
        RnmEvo9 -
        Very impressive, can't wait to hear more about this hpfp upgrade.
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        About 29-30psi Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge so much newfound room in the fuel system with Tony's changes to hardware

        N54 FTMFW Click here to enlarge

        We got boost control LICKED Click here to enlarge i love the Zero smoothing chart haha
      1. JStang's Avatar
        JStang -
        WOAH!
      1. continue5's Avatar
        continue5 -
        WOW, 30 pounds!! Congrats, those are some serious pump numbers. Can't wait till its finalized, is there room for any more boost or timing for the meth map? How many LPFPs are you running? How long will the engine last at 30pounds though? What kind of power is someone with a built internal n54 going to make? Congrats again!Click here to enlarge
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Unreal...great work! Not only are these numbers impressive but the upgraded hpfp will do wonders for stg2 turbo guys, I'll finally be ready to make the jump....no more relying on meth. Imagine this power on a 135? Wow....
      1. Sparky68's Avatar
        Sparky68 -
        Anyone informed Shiv the goalposts just got moved?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
        Epic, now even @Sticky must agree the 335 is the new Supra Click here to enlarge jk
        When they double this we'll start talking.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sparky68 Click here to enlarge
        Anyone informed Shiv the goalposts just got moved?
        Who's that? That guy is still in business after the ST was rendered irrelevant?
      1. SCGT's Avatar
        SCGT -
        Amazing. Great work. My warranty has justly been voided for the thoughts running through my head from those vids...
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        As mentioned last night, awesome work Tony. I just might have to get a 335 again....too bad my old one got taken away from its new owner by Sandy Click here to enlarge
      1. 2000max's Avatar
        2000max -
        Awesome work!! Glad to finally get more perspective of what these cars are capable of!
      1. InsaneDriver's Avatar
        InsaneDriver -
        Great!!! We want to see 93 octane numbers!!!
      1. JStang's Avatar
        JStang -
        What LPFP are you running?
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        VNeBLOB42 -
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      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JStang Click here to enlarge
        What LPFP are you running?
        His own modified one. There will be another thread but he will not be discussing details on whats inside. Send the fuel pump and rail to him and that is all.
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        That's some serious power. Congratulations guys.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        REALLY wishing I had a 6MT right now -- Congrats Vargas & COBB, def cannot wait to see some Vargas Stage 3 cars becoming YouTube famous and beating on some unsuspecting competition.



        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
        His own modified one. There will be another thread but he will not be discussing details on whats inside. Send the fuel pump and rail to him and that is all.
        You're referring to the Vargas High Pressure Fuel Pump, I'm pretty sure they're running the Walrbo 450 LPH (cannot remember if they're running the OEM LPFP in conjunction)
      1. The Ghost's Avatar
        The Ghost -
        Great job guys!
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        REALLY wishing I had a 6MT right now -- Congrats Vargas & COBB, def cannot wait to see some Vargas Stage 3 cars becoming YouTube famous and beating on some unsuspecting competition.



        You're referring to the Vargas High Pressure Fuel Pump, I'm pretty sure they're running the Walrbo 450 LPH (cannot remember if they're running the OEM LPFP in conjunction)
        They were running the Walbro in parallel with the OEM, IIRC.