byPublished on 04-20-2010 11:06 PM
Did a few Google searches tonight concerning the G-Power SKIII. Technik kept telling everyone stock compression and 9.5psi, but the below description tells a different story.
...byPublished on 04-19-2010 08:43 PM
We would like to offer a warm welcome to our newest supporting vendor, IND-Distribution!
For those not familiar with IND, they are one of the top tier aftermarket vendors in the BMW community.
IND is the source for Eisenmann exhausts here in the United States. For those interested, here is the retail pricelist for the entire Eisenmann line: http://ind-distribution.com/pdf/2009...price_list.pdf
...byPublished on 04-18-2010 07:47 AM
Many people love the S65 in naturally aspirated form and rightfully so. This is an absolutely amazing motor with great response in NA form. For those that want the maximum possible naturally aspirated gain, the best results will come with a built motor that has increased bore and stroke. Most people are familiar with the two main options in this area which are Dinan and RDsport. Those that truly want to stay NA and desire much more power should definitely consider either of the aforementioned but also consider a custom built option.
...byPublished on 04-18-2010 12:55 AM
It was a hard fought battle. The M3's did lead at one point running 1st and 2nd into the final laps of the race. However, the BMW's opted not to change tires which is what propelled them to the front gambling that they would be able to hold off the competition on fresh tires on the tight course.
...byPublished on 04-17-2010 06:44 PM
I have been installing and tuning this kit over the past week and have hinted that I got a shocker to announce. Well here it is!
*NEW E9x M3 60 -130 mph record* (excluding G-Power's test mule). Achieved using Kroger 93 octane and 19" Bridgestone RE-11s on a 2.3% decline.
...byPublished on 04-13-2010 06:12 PM
This M1, 1M, 135is shuffle is really driving me nuts.
Here is a recap for all of you:
- Edmunds has been carrying the story that there will not be an M1, no way, 135is.
- Dr. Kay Segler from BMW said there would not be an M1. However, BMW has gone back on their word a few times as of late.
- Some random forum no one has ever heard of has been playing up the M1.
- BMWblog can't make up their minds and are just carrying both stories.
...byPublished on 04-12-2010 09:45 PM
Reports on the internet show that BMW has been very disappointed with the sales of the E90 M3. Bimmerfile is saying BMW will no longer consider developing a 4 door M3 for the F30 model due to it.
Honestly, what does BMW expect? They launch the car during the second largest economic downturn in history and expect it to sell when they overproduced it and watered down the lineup? Maybe they shouldn't have made the 335 so close in performance? Maybe they should have offered more performance in the stock car and moved it slightly up market and limited production?
...byPublished on 04-11-2010 09:17 PM
Meth and FMIC are about to go on. I wanted to compare IAT's to stock intercooler and on/off methanol. Anyone not keeping an eye on this is the same person that tunes their car without a boost gauge. I'd like to see visible results actively. Since there is very little information about this and without having access to the BMS tuning gauge being that I'm a procede user, I figured I'd go out and be the first vocal test dummy. This is good information regardless of what tune you run and honestly I'd rather have a standalone gauge/sensor than relying off the slow IAT data from the DME. I've read too many threads about, "I have meth but I can't tell?!". I just can't understand how I personally could run this type of injection without being able to ACTIVELY see whats going on with it. Flow rate #1 and IAT drop #2. If I could monitor octane you know I'd have a gauge for that too. I've purchased an ATi ePod gauge and a methanol flow gauge so I will have pretty much all the important data accessible to me in little 52mm gauges. If anyone has a red labonte gauge for sale let me know, they are constantly sold out.
...byPublished on 04-11-2010 12:20 AM
BMW has revealed that the X5 will get the N57 diesel which features the N57 diesel engine (306 hp, 442 lb-ft of torque) that debuted in the 740d. This motor features TwinPower Turbo Technology which is BMW's fancy way of saying a smaller turbo cuts in off idle and a big turbo take over up top.
You might be thinking, doesn't the X5 already have a diesel? Yes, it does, but in the United States the X35d has the older M57TU2D30 motor with 265 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque. The new diesel is also mated to an 8 speed ZF automatic transmission vs. the 6 speed in the X35D.
...byPublished on 04-08-2010 07:11 PM
Some time ago I posted a sneak peak of the new cp-e FMIC/oil cooler for the n54. Iím happy to report now that I have the whole setup installed and am thrilled. Here are tons of pix that explain how it all works.
Here are the original images showing the cp-e FMIC and oil cooler off of the car.
The FMIC installs with silicone couplers to the the turbo hot pipes. cp-e provides an Al pipe and couplers (not pictured) to the BOV pipe. Everything is 4-ply silicone. I followed the e90 diy for bumper removal.
For more information on the efficiency of the FMIC please read this document:
The engineering and analysis of the core with respect to the stocker is second to none. It really is worth the read even if you donít have or want the FMIC. The information is golden.
The cp-e FMIC comes with ...byPublished on 04-08-2010 05:31 PM
Our system is a little different since it is an air to air system. They have a solid system from what I know we just went about the overall design different. Our system is a tad more complex... hence the delay in releasing.. Regarding the Meth/Water we are going to have a few different levels.. some of which use our E9X m3 meth/water systems
...byPublished on 04-08-2010 05:32 AM
Hey, I have a great idea, why not turbo the S65?
I know I'm not the only one who has been thinking this. Hell, I was thinking about this back in early '08 when I contacted Chris at HPF to do a turbo setup on my M3. He quickly talked me of it and I settled on an SC. Why? Why wouldn't HPF do it? Well, read this:
...byPublished on 04-08-2010 03:35 AM
These numbers are freaking ridiculous on a stock internal S52... and it is done with 19 psi on 93 pump! Kit will retail for around $10k!