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    • And the BMW N54 horsepower record officially stands at 725 wheel horsepower - E92 335i with Vargas VTX-R 63 Stage 3 turbo upgrade, Cobb Flash, and PTF Pro Tune

      Well, it seems the back and forth of N54 tuning horsepower records is over... for now. Earlier this month Vargas Turbo Tech and Pro Tuning Freaks (with a Cobb flash) set the N54 hosrepower record at 693 wheel horsepower. That basically obliterated what anyone else had hit on this platform. A competing tuner with a single turbo (the Vargas VTX63 upgrade consists of twin turbos) N54 upgrade kit out of nowhere pulled out suspect numbers that eeked out a few more wheel horsepower.

      This became an ego pissing match of sorts but Vargas and Pro Tuning Freaks went back to the dyno to make some adjustments and managed to surprisingly quickly and easily take the horsepower record right back (and where it rightfully belongs due to the breakthrough being thanks to the Vargas work with the High Pressure Fuel Pump) with a 725 wheel horsepower pull.

      A video is included below along with two graphs. The E92 335i is equipped with a Pro Tuning Freaks pro tuning using the Cobb flash system, 109 octane race gas, meth injection, and of course the Vargas Turbo Technologies VTX-R 63 (GTX2863R) twin turbo upgrade and HPFP upgrade.

      Congratulations to Vargas, PTF, and Cobb for pushing the platform into new territory.






      This article was originally published in forum thread: Final VTT VTX63R Testing 725 WHP / 609WTQ PTF Pro Tune / COBB Flash started by VargasTurboTech View original post
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      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        Nah, it serves only to give Shiv yet another venue to propagate his bull$#@!. If I were Tony I'd just ignore Shiv all together, get these kits in the hands of his tuners (Dzenno, myself, Jake, and whomever else will be tuning them), and let us show Shiv and his customers what the hardware is really capable of.
        Agree 100%
      1. Mikewills's Avatar
        Mikewills -
        Thank you to the "Dream Team". My 1M loves you guys Click here to enlarge.
      1. govr46's Avatar
        govr46 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        Nah, it serves only to give Shiv yet another venue to propagate his bull$#@!. If I were Tony I'd just ignore Shiv all together, get these kits in the hands of his tuners (Dzenno, myself, Jake, and whomever else will be tuning them), and let us show Shiv and his customers what the hardware is really capable of.
        Like I was telling Tony, Just wait till Terry and Dzenno gets a hold of the kit, then we will really see what it is capable of.
        Kits coming off this week for production. Can't wait to see your numbers Terry.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mikewills Click here to enlarge
        Thank you to the "Dream Team". My 1M loves you guys Click here to enlarge.
        I'm jealous! 800 hp 1M ! I will let you test it out for a while before I upgrade mine. ...lol. BTW...you are the 3rd 1M owner to post on this forum about getting the stage 3......
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        Can't wait!! Click here to enlarge
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mikewills Click here to enlarge
        Thank you to the "Dream Team". My 1M loves you guys Click here to enlarge.
        Welcome to BB dude
      1. WedgePerformance's Avatar
        WedgePerformance -
        Nice numbers guys. Can't wait to see the 60 - 130 times. Should be sick. BTW, did you ever replace the DMF for a SMF or did you just disable sensors to keep the car from coding? I know this was an issue with some of the RB and ST cars, just wondering.
      1. Sered's Avatar
        Sered -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WDBi Click here to enlarge
        If if and i would like to make a point IF Shivs 700whp dyno is real it will beat the current vargas setup
        Uh no, it won't. The Vargas setup makes more power under the curve over the rpm span that covers gear changes. The only time the Vishnu setup makes more power is in the early part of the rpm band that never gets touched except at launch. And even then, the sharp torque increase vs the broad increase of the Vargas setup will be much harder to control and induce more wheelspin.

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      1. Mikewills's Avatar
        Mikewills -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        I'm jealous! 800 hp 1M ! I will let you test it out for a while before I upgrade mine. ...lol. BTW...you are the 3rd 1M owner to post on this forum about getting the stage 3......
        Oh, wait!!! I'm not getting stage 3 just yet Click here to enlarge.
      1. Mikewills's Avatar
        Mikewills -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90Company Click here to enlarge
        Welcome to BB dude
        Thank you! I've been lurking for a while and drooling at the opportunities that Tony/PTF/Cobb/Terry/RB have given us.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mikewills Click here to enlarge
        Oh, wait!!! I'm not getting stage 3 just yet Click here to enlarge.
        Awe man...lol. Anyway...glad you're here! We could use more 1M love! So what are your plans? Or are you just happy the vargas is pushing the compe
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
        Uh no, it won't. The Vargas setup makes more power under the curve over the rpm span that covers gear changes. The only time the Vishnu setup makes more power is in the early part of the rpm band that never gets touched except at launch. And even then, the sharp torque increase vs the broad increase of the Vargas setup will be much harder to control and induce more wheelspin.
        I was thinking the same thing. For the 60-120 race...I would think it wouldn't matter because the car would be in hgher revs....as for the 1/4 mile...wouldn't the lower torque lend to better traction and as the torque/hp went up the car would just accelerate faster with less chance os wheel spin?

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      1. JoshBoody's Avatar
        JoshBoody -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
        Uh no, it won't. The Vargas setup makes more power under the curve over the rpm span that covers gear changes. The only time the Vishnu setup makes more power is in the early part of the rpm band that never gets touched except at launch. And even then, the sharp torque increase vs the broad increase of the Vargas setup will be much harder to control and induce more wheelspin.

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        This single curve was produced at less boost which comes on earlier for similar mass flow potential. Still too early to choose for me, as I do like the twin setup... but single is looking better so far.

        For the sharp torque curve this is what you want. You can always modulate the throttle for control.

        Great job Tony and crew... love reading the forums these days.
      1. BuraQ's Avatar
        BuraQ -
        Previous and First Believers:

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BuraQ Click here to enlarge
        BMW tortured the hell out of the N54 motor to find its max potential and then rolled it back.

        I would say 800+ hp before something breaks which will start with lack of fuel if they are going to use the stock fuel pumps.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rader1 Click here to enlarge
        I think 800hp is attainable assuming tuning is spot on. I seen a recent magazine article where they took a stock junkyard 4.8 liter LS engine and made around 1,400hp for dozens of passes and it never blew.
        I know its a completely different engine, but the pics ive seen of the N54s bottom end/recipricating assembly looks very similar to the LS series.

        Previous Disbelievers:

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        Lol who told you this? 800 hp? You think they rolled it back 500 hp?
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Syndicategt Click here to enlarge
        Here's his ass :moon: and here are the numbers that came out.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WDBi Click here to enlarge
        if bmw made a 800hp engine they would just put it in the m3 and and walk over all of their competition but they didnt they made a 300hp engine tried it out in 35i cars and then tried to market it as something different (1m)
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sigma 3 Click here to enlarge
        I too wish for 800 hp. My prob is the way you presented it. Then the guy posting after you gets exited, tell all of his friends BWW makes a 800 hp 335 and here comes the zombie apacolypse!... not really but misinformation in a thread like this can be a problem. When you are done starting a zombie up rising here are some 800+ hp BMW engines that have been "totured" to there "max potential" ! Enjoy:thumbsup: http://www.usautoparts.net/bmw/engines/racing.htm
        So all those people who thought I was talking out my a$$ about the N54 making it to 800hp...well....you can now kiss my Click here to enlarge
      1. Mikewills's Avatar
        Mikewills -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        Awe man...lol. Anyway...glad you're here! We could use more 1M love! So what are your plans? Or are you just happy the vargas is pushing the compe
        I'm definitely seeing Vargas Stage 2 in my near future, but its been very exciting watching these professionals working together.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JoshBoody Click here to enlarge
        This single curve was produced at less boost which comes on earlier for similar mass flow potential. Still too early to choose for me, as I do like the twin setup... but single is looking better so far.
        Are we still comparing boost between the two completely different turbo setups Click here to enlarge And there's nothing attractive about the single because it still doesn't work 100%. It also took a forced revision after ~1 full year of being on sale for Shiv to offer the 6466 turbo option, otherwise the Vargas Stage 3 (and remember this isn't the Top Tier Kit) would've walked right on by unchallenged.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        Nah, it serves only to give Shiv yet another venue to propagate his bull$#@!. If I were Tony I'd just ignore Shiv all together, get these kits in the hands of his tuners (Dzenno, myself, Jake, and whomever else will be tuning them), and let us show Shiv and his customers what the hardware is really capable of.
        Exactly that BBQ offer is absolutely stupid and not genuine at all.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Is sick335 a shiv dicksucker?
      1. blisstik's Avatar
        blisstik -
        I'm down for the dyno day shootout but a mile roll race event would be better.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WDBi Click here to enlarge
        If if and i would like to make a point IF Shivs 700whp dyno is real it will beat the current vargas setup
        doubt it