byPublished on 05-05-2010 08:27 PM
Here are pictures of the Evosport roll cage for the E92 BMW's. The car pictured here belongs to my friend Ramiz who is getting an S85 V10 twin turbo swap (details on that to come later.)
This is a very well done cage with excellent welds and piping that is extremely similar to the factory M3 GTS setup. Before someone asks, yes, this is not the finished product pictured here and the pipes can be painted of course.
$3200-$3400, contact evosport for more details: www.evosport.com
...byPublished on 05-04-2010 03:15 PM
The Z06 is a very fast car, but I think we expect a bit more of the stroker motor especially vs. a stock Z06. We have seen bolt on M6's beat Z06's so what is the deal? The stroker is great but simply does not seem to be worth the money for the performance. The Z06 pulls each and every time.
...byPublished on 05-02-2010 12:20 PM
Bimmerboost is quickly approaching the 1,000 member mark and to celebrate, we want to thank you, the members!
So what is this giveaway? BimmerBoost will add $1000 to any purchase made with any of our vendors. You can get $1,000 worth of parts or say buy a supercharger and get $1000 from BimmerBoost towards it. It is COMPLETELY up to you!
So what are the rules?
1. Only entries taken before the 1,000 member mark count.
2. Once we hit 1,000 members, the contest is over and a random drawing will take place. Drawing will be done by third party and entry list used will be put up as a word document before being cut up for everyone to download and look over.
How to enter?
1. Simply post in this thread to be added to the entry list along along with a link to pics of your car posted in a new thread in the media section here (if you are already a member and posted pics, you don't have to do it over again, simply link to that thread.)
Extra entries are available per referral! How to refer someone? Read this: http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...eferral-System
Additional entry ...byPublished on 05-01-2010 08:59 AM
Here is a picture of the DCT Gear Sets. One controls the odd gears and one controls the even gears. As you know, the advantage is in almost instantaneous gear changes due to this as the next gear is already pre-selected. One could describe what you are looking at here as two clutches within one housing working together:
The outer one drives the odd gears and the inner the even gears. The clutch applies the torque to one gear set at the same time the other is being disconnected. This also generates tremendous heat and happens very, very quickly.
The gears themselves are very well done and are a high quality cut as you can see. No damage to the gears themselves was done. Compared the the GTR, it seems the DCT tranny, especially its first gear, is pretty damn strong in comparison. No need for new gears but SSP will explore all options and see if there is a need to strengthen anything here:
...byPublished on 04-30-2010 01:26 PM
Here is the new Dinan S3 135i. It includes the following:
1. Stage 3 Suspension System
It also includes Dinan badges and a couple other little knick knacks like aluminum pedals and an S3 serial number plaque.
The price is $12,568 as per my conversation with Dinan earlier today. Price if the parts are purchased individually? $12,369. There is no pricing advantage to buying the package together.
The difference from the S2 is the intake, carbon brace, and bushing kit and the bump in power to 408 hp. Oh, and the S3 badge and plaque.
Is it worth it? Well... that is up to you.
...byPublished on 04-29-2010 06:09 AM
We know the F10 M5 is coming and will be revealed this year most likely at the Paris Autoshow. There has been no word on the M6 and rumors have been floating around that BMW will not do an M6 in favor of a mid-engine car based on the Vision Efficient Dynamics concept.
The new 6 series is obviously coming and it makes little sense to us that an M6 would not be soon to follow. The previous generation M6 shared the M5's drivetrain just as the new M6 would be likely to. Too much development cost has been poured into the M5 to not take advantage of it in an M6. With M SUV's now and M branding ever expanding, an M6 will likely be coming soon sharing many similarities with the soon to be launched M5.
What would the new M6 be?
- Same Dual Clutch Transmission as M5
- Same S63B44 Twin Turbo V8 putting out 578 horsepower and 530 pound-feed of torque.
The differences would be similar to the previous M5 and M6 with the M6 being slightly lighter at around 100 pounds with a lower center of gravity for better handling and a carbon roof.
The ...byPublished on 04-28-2010 04:53 AMbyPublished on 04-27-2010 01:35 PM
Motor is very solid, these are great numbers early on. Everyone keep in mind, this dyno was posted on a brand new car that had not even been broken in yet. Motor is just slightly stronger than the N54 stock by the looks of it.
Car is a brand new 135i with DCT.
...byPublished on 04-27-2010 01:00 AM
We don't see many S62 builds for forced induction, why is that? Well, for one, the cylinder walls are pretty thin as the motor is at max displacement. On stock internals it won't take too much. Properly building the motor is freaking expensive.
The best S62 builds have been by Discovery Automotive. Their stuff does not come cheap. However, they do the job correctly.
Check out this M5 build:
Dyno of the car at only 6,000 rpm (it will spin to 8,000):
Specs of the build:
...byPublished on 04-25-2010 08:12 PM
How to Install Downpipes on a 135/335:
Ok guys sorry for the long wait I have been a little bit busy as of late. I will start the first section off with the diy. This DIY is for a 135i but will work for a 335i as well.
Car Jack and Jack Stands
Ramp, Wood, or Sand bags
5/8 or 1/4 swivle
8mm wrench and socket
12mm wrench and socket
13mm wrench and socket
7/8” wrench or Crescent Wrench
E10 Torx socket
E12 Torx socket
T25 Torx driver
Large flathead screwdriver or small pry bar
*Note I would go to home depot and pick up 4-3/8 by 1 1/2 SS bolts with 4 SS nuts and 8 SS washers, the bolt heads and nuts are a little to big that come with the kit.*
Time Should only take 2-3 hours if you are skilled. But leave yourself 5 hours ...byPublished on 04-23-2010 08:48 AM
All these of these cars have the same bolt on mods. I was told all were running 15.5 psi. Camera car in each run is the CP-E car.
CP-E manual car vs. JB3 2.0 Automatic
...byPublished on 04-21-2010 05:35 PM
Thank you for your interest in the Vorsteiner GTRS3 conversion based on the E92/93 M3.
We have masterfully crafted this carbon-carbon wide body kit to demonstrate the cutting edge of vacuum auto clave carbon fiber production for our discerning cliental.
We can offer you the Vorsteiner GTRS3 conversion as follows:
Kit Price: $25,000.00 excluding sales tax, painting and installation.
...byPublished on 04-21-2010 07:54 AM
Gintani takes pleasure in announcing our supercharger system for the S85 V10. Meticulous testing over the past year has resulted in a supercharger system that will deliver the incredible performance gains that M5 and M6 drivers demand in a safe, reliable package.
- Vortech Supercharger
- Water-Air Intercooler
- Tuned on the factory DME
- Various Manifold Finishes Available - Black, Red, White, Custom, etc.
- Available for 91 octane pump
- Water-Meth tune available as an option
- 5.5 psi on stock internals, more with water-meth
- Will be available in Stages I, II, and III.
- Will be capable of well over 700 horsepower in various stages.
...byPublished on 04-21-2010 06:35 AM
Here we are, another step closer to having the final production version revealed. These pictures have basically with all the major camo off the car. Full reveal will most likely coincide with the Paris Autoshow in October. We will probably see one or two more testers revealing even more before then.