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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
      Comments 367 Comments
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        Good grief this kit makes the car an absolute weapon. Wow, just wow. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a 1M with this kit. Good Lord.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Irishace Click here to enlarge
        Good grief this kit makes the car an absolute weapon. Wow, just wow. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a 1M with this kit. Good Lord.
        It would be unbelievably awesome.....
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Irishace Click here to enlarge
        Good grief this kit makes the car an absolute weapon. Wow, just wow. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a 1M with this kit. Good Lord.
        One of the intro price orders is for a 1M. We are hoping it fits, but we are installing terrys in a 135 and they should be the same.
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        I picked up an msport 2009 135i convertible yesterday for "wife" Click here to enlarge N54 family lol its stunning just 20k miles
      1. blisstik's Avatar
        blisstik -
        Nicely done guys! The fuel system upgrades will be a nice addition for the stage 2 guys. We're not even mid-year yet!
      1. mykal's Avatar
        mykal -
        Most impressive.
      1. Malaka1's Avatar
        Malaka1 -
        Damn I went RB turbos lost that car in the ocean... Got an IS350 lol what a mistake...then a G37 also a mistake, although not too bad. And just recently another 335i and now all these new kits are coming about FML and my wallet!!
      1. hkninja's Avatar
        hkninja -
        I can't imagine how sick my 535i will be if I have this stage 3. Will I be the only one with this kit for 535i owner if I order it now? lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        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:

        Click here to enlarge

        693 WHP 572WTQ Graph 0 Smoothing:

        Click here to enlarge

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

        Click here to enlarge

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

        Click here to enlarge

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

        Click here to enlarge

        Octane Calculator pic:

        Click here to enlarge

        693WHP 572WTQ Pull video:


        Back to back no meth / meth run:

      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        That's serious power there... Looks like an awesome kit - congratulations.
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno@ProTUNING Freaks Click here to enlarge
        I picked up an msport 2009 135i convertible yesterday for "wife" Click here to enlarge N54 family lol its stunning just 20k miles
        Lol awesome, you gotta drop a stage 3 in it for her!
      1. mave198's Avatar
        mave198 -
        Speechless on what Tony has achieved in a relatively short time on this platform.

        Congrats to Tony and the guys at PTF, and I'm sure they are not done yet.

        Also can't wait to see what Terry does with this......
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        $#@!ing idiotic. Just so stupid it's beyond belief.

        Every time the motor hits some higher number some retard has to say this. Oh yeah it's SUCH a SUPRA. No it isn't, it never will be, get over it. It's an N54 not a 2JZ and the S54 is closer to being a 2JZ than the N54 ever will be. For $#@!s sake...

        I couldn't agree more!

        Oh and for all you N54 is the New 2J LMFAO you have another 1000whp to go build the head and shortblock and you wont crack 1k the n54 cylinder head sucks dick





        Oh and here is a 2j

      1. TLO03's Avatar
        TLO03 -
        New b5 s4 I like to call it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TLO03 Click here to enlarge
        New b5 s4 I like to call it.
        Sure budget Veyron isn't more appropriate?
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        I think it's the new, modern N54. The way it should have came from the factory Click here to enlarge
      1. farbmw's Avatar
        farbmw -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno@ProTUNING Freaks Click here to enlarge
        I picked up an msport 2009 135i convertible yesterday for "wife" Click here to enlarge N54 family lol its stunning just 20k miles
        First off excellent work peeps!Click here to enlarge Second because of you buying that car for the wife, guess what mine whats!Click here to enlarge
      1. 335(ex)(eye)'s Avatar
        335(ex)(eye) -
        Congrats Tony!

        sorry rb, sorry sniff
      1. AltecBX's Avatar
        AltecBX -
        Like I said on the other site, Insane!
        Good to see video's as well. Great Job Click here to enlarge
      1. G.I.Joe's Avatar
        G.I.Joe -
        Congrats to VargasTurboTech and ProTuningFreaks. This really is an awesome result, or rather accomplishment. Not only is it the highest whp on the N54 ever, but also a HPFP fix "first". That demands respect!

        It will be very interesting to see how the different turbo solutions for Stage 3 will compare to each other power band wise.