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      Published on 02-23-2011 12:19 AM
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      I have been reluctant to post about this earlier as I wanted to give Gintani ample time to look at the engine to try and determine what happened before I posted. We have an idea what caused it but currently the motor has not been broken down to do a full inspection. Given the current drama / speculation on the forums, I felt, along with Gintani, that we should post now and let everyone know that a failure did occur on my car, and then follow up later when we have more solid detailed information. As of now I know of no other Gintani car that has had a failure, but mine. ...
      Published on 02-22-2011 11:29 AM
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      Here are two flash tunes that were recently completed by PAW Motorsport for a couple customers. The first car is a completely stock 2011 335 other than the flash tune. The car is a 6 speed manual and is running 93 octane pump fuel. The second car is a 2011 automatic 335 also dyno'd on pump gas. As you can see, large gains throughout the entire curve on both cars. Remember, this is just the mild pump tune. Contact PAW Motorsport if interested. ...
      Published on 02-22-2011 03:27 AM
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      Here is the new BMW " i " sub-brand. BMW continues to bring the brand downscale with their new all electric front wheel drive cars. The first car is the i3 which is also known as the "megacity" vehicle. This car is a lightweight all electric. The second vehicle in the lineup will be a plug in hybrid which BMW touts as a sporty hybrid. What does this mean for the enthusiasts? It means BMW is shifting focus which may be at our expense. ...
      Published on 02-21-2011 02:44 AM
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      Here is the other side of the story that includes pieces from Bavarian Solutions perspective. This information was sent to BimmerBoost anonymously and we will present the information to you to come to your own conclusion. Thus far, Bavarian Solutions has been relatively quiet while many have taken the owners side some having jumped to conclusions. What we present here is inside information to balance out what was been written thus far and provide additional insight which members have requested. ...
      Published on 02-19-2011 12:41 PM
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      G-power makes some pretty lofty claims. This would be yet another although we give them the benefit of the doubt based on what we have seen from their Hurrican RS sedan. G-power is going to produce a run of 1,025 of these twin supercharged S85 V10 powered wagons. This is the SK III built motor package we have already seen on other cars which puts out in the neighborhood of of 750 hp. In addition to the impressive engine specs the interior is fully redone along with suspensions changes, wheels, and carbon ceramic brakes. ...
      Published on 02-18-2011 05:10 AM
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      We were contacted by a Dutch media firm who will be supplying us specifically with BMW WTCC content. Tom Coronel will be the driver competing with his Roal Motorsport BMW in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Many of you know this driver who switched to BMW from Seat for the 2011 season. We had a language barrier to get through and the videos will be subtitled in English for your enjoyment. This is the test video before the first race in Brazil which should serve as a nice foundation for the season. Enjoy the video and the WTCC coverage BimmerBoost will be bringing you. ...
      Published on 02-17-2011 08:41 AM
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      Guys, I hate to toot my own horn here but Endras BMW is having a contest to see who is the ultimate BMW performance enthusiast/blogger. The winner will get a $65k salary along with a condo for one year. In addition, they will get a new BMW every 6 months and attend BMW events, trips, and promotions while covering it all for Endra's BMW Blog. I think when it comes to BMW performance blogging, well, I'm the man for the job. So please vote for me and let's dominate this contest: http://endrasbmw.com/ultimateblogger/Sticky# ...
      Published on 02-17-2011 07:17 AM
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      Sorry to give you pictures of the motor in bits and pieces like this, but they are hard to come by. Earlier this month we showed a low resolution picture of the motor. It was the best we had, until now. We have a high resolution side profile shot of the motor revealing some more details. Does not seem to be too large of a turbo sitting in there. ...
      Published on 02-17-2011 06:53 AM
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      Yes, the video is in German. If you can get past that, it is pretty good and worth watching as they drag race the X5 M vs. the Cayenne turbo, (skip to 2:47). The X5 M gets a jump on the Cayenne Turbo yet the Cayenne still pulls past it up top. They are pretty evenly matched despite the X5 M having a power advantage on paper but the current Cayenne is much lighter. The X5 M's weight simply works against it. We must say, Porsche did the smart thing working to make the Cayenne lighter. ...
      Published on 02-17-2011 12:24 AM
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      Mazdaspeed6 had his RB turbo upgrade on his 335 dyno'd and here on the results on 93 octane. Supporting mods are cp-e exhaust, raceland dp's, ams fmic, cp-e chargepipe, bms dci, and a JB4. In his words:

      Hey guys, I just got the drf files in.. Heres the story, I ran 100 percent meth a few months ago and killed my flow sensor so I am waiting for a new one. So we had a dyno session set up this morning and terry and i decided to just do a few pulls on 93 pump, so i did... here was my best of 5 or 6 pulls i did... THIS IS MAP 2 14.5 PSI, no special map, no special tuning at all... Im happy with the numbers for 3 week old 93 pump and off the shelf map 2.. Big Thanks to terry, encinitas, rob beck, and george at ics.. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 05:10 AM
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      Let's be honest, the S54 turbo scene has been dominated by Horsepower Freaks. That is not necesassrily a bad thing as they are a high quality option. However, there have not been any tuning options for those wanting to do their own turbo kit or perhaps go in a different direction. Well, ProEFI may be shaking things up considerably. ProEFI has released some initial details of their E46 M3 turbo setup using the Pro128 computer. ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 10:11 PM
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      All this time we were under the impression the F10 M5 would be getting a DCT gearbox. BMW apparently tried to get the M DCT supplied by Getrag to work but stronger actuators were necessary which slowed down the response time. Motortrend is now stating the car will be auto only. Uh, BMW, this is an M car, not M SUV. We understand why the X5 M and X6 M have autos, but the M5? No manual option? What the hell is going on? ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 01:13 AM
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      OE Tuning recently completed a custom dyno tune on a 2002 E46 330i. These gains are seen on 91 octane pump gas. In addition, the car is completely stock other than the tune. Torque gains are seen throughout the curve as well as considerable gains down low in the rev range. The car gains almost 20 pound-feet at the wheels at peak. Pricing information to be available shortly. ...
      Published on 02-12-2011 04:22 PM
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      The German publication Auto Motor Und Sport is reporting that BMW is working on a van. This would likely compete with the Mercedes R-Class. Rumor is BMW intends to call it the "Advanced Family Sports Activity Tourer" which is BMW speak for van. The name boils down to AFAST for short, as in, a fast way way to alienate your dedicated fans. We don't know what to think, guess we will have to wait for the M version... just kidding, maybe. ...
      Published on 02-12-2011 03:16 PM
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      We have a video from Bahrain showing an X6 M with eisenmann race exhaust on MS109 vs. an N54 135i with an AR Design downpipe. The X6 M traps 1 mph higher and also gets a better ET. A bit of a surprising result considering the X6 M is not even running an aftermarket tune. ...

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