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VargasTurboTech replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
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Quote Originally Posted by bigdnno98 View Post
Just to clarify, the WB gauge is not the end all solution to not melting pistons. It's just a tool, that as of right now, no one in the BMW community uses. (almost no one, Chuck LOL). It may not be necessary for JB4 guys, but it can still be a piece of mind for those that don't mind an aftermarket gauge in their BMW. I personally didn't like the idea of gauges in my BMW LOL. but I wasn't pushing it to the ragged edge with a single turbo either.
Well the COBB AP V3 has options for 6 heads up gauges, WHENEVER testing I have both banks real time AFR as my bottom 2 gauges. Real Time AFR readings I can monitor at eye level, and you don't have to buy 2 wideband O2 gauge kits, pull the DP's drill them and have the bungs welded in, then run the wiring, mount the gauges etc. the AP V3 is honestly a very cool tool. "

Today, 03:25 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Renntech BMW N54 Flash Tuning, 100+ wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by brusk View Post
I think the marketing audience is not on this forum. People that Buy Dinan, GIAC and Renntech typically wouldn't consider a BB Flash, Cobb or JB4. They just want to go into a facility and get their car coming out a few hours later with better performance. Most of these would probably come from other platforms that know that they had good luck with that tuner before. The Dyno sheet looks pretty close to a Cobb OTS Stage 1+ or 2+.
Renntech advertises on the entire network. Their specialty is obviously Mercedes but they do offer BMW products as well and they are solid. Members here have good results with their products. So if they want to advertise their N54 flash so be it they pay to do so. "

Today, 03:20 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Renntech BMW N54 Flash Tuning, 100+ wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by RnmEvo9 View Post
LOL, I think you should do some more research on your competitors products, just saying.
He's new... go easy on him. "

Today, 03:19 PM

135idct replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
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Quote Originally Posted by NJrep335i View Post
Attachment 37529

Here is how it should be. Make sure you are using your boost reference as depicted in the diagram.
my setup is same as the pic, i think the problem from the boost solenoid power,
how i can know if its pwered up ? "

Today, 03:19 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Article: Tune only W204 C63 AMG vs a bolt on Mustang GT 5.0 'Coyote' from a roll.
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Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
Not a baller at all. But this guy comes to the car meets likes he s John Force and
asks everyone if they want to run his "factory freak". And then when he loses the excuses come a flowing. He beat a 5.0 mustang with a 6.2 AMG v8, truly impressive.
Look you have a point it's a tune only C63. It's definitely quick for what it is.

Is it some monster? No and nobody should act like it is. If it was my C63 it would already have boost. "

Today, 03:17 PM

BuraQ replied to the thread Renntech BMW N54 Flash Tuning, 100+ wheel horsepower.
" I was trying to stay out of this but is seems its going in the wrong direction, so here I go....(kinda knew I was going to get called out for this thread)

Quote Originally Posted by Mike@Renntech View Post
I spoke to my tuner and the car we tested was stock but we recommend doing an intercooler upgrade with our tune.
That dyno was done some time in March 2012, if I am not mistaken, on my 335is. I am Dimitri, I dont recall which Mike this is so please excuse, unless your new to the RENNtech team. Tomas, Lenny and Mr Hartmut know me very well, and I am also a customer.

I was completely all stock except for the intercooler I had the Dinan FMIC. It was a long time ago, so I wouldnt expect anyone to remember that far back expecially all the cars that Lenny tunes and dynos.

For a FBO car I have seen the same tune on @bme30 07 E92 put down 388 whp 430 wtq. It was Ryan , Lenny and myself. These numbers were in the non adaptive state ie Ryan took out his PROcede to compare with the RENNTech flash while it was on the dyno. Three pulls were done only for those ending numbers. I am pretty sure Ryan's car after it had adapted to the RENNtech tuning would have gotten closer to 400 whp. "

Today, 03:10 PM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Anyone running a smaller single turbo?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Terry@BMS View Post
No it's not a fueling issue on pump gas. It's an effective compression ratio coupled with low octane issue. With lower CR pistons I think both numbers could go up 30-50whp. When a good fuel pump comes out allowing full E85 use then we could see huge numbers. I hope its sooner than later. Race gas is expensive.
I'm running one right now... "

Today, 03:09 PM

Sticky replied to the thread 620 all wheel horsepower G55? Yep. Eurocharged tuned 5.7 liter built motor M113 V8 with Weistec 3.0 liter blower makes for an epic G-Wagon.
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Quote Originally Posted by SSO95 View Post
Awesome, now how about an M157 G63 with full weistec goodies.
I'm sure someone will do one of those too if not already. "

Today, 03:07 PM

SSO95 replied to the thread 620 all wheel horsepower G55? Yep. Eurocharged tuned 5.7 liter built motor M113 V8 with Weistec 3.0 liter blower makes for an epic G-Wagon.
" Awesome, now how about an M157 G63 with full weistec goodies. "

Today, 03:06 PM

bmw335iguy replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by Terry@BMS View Post
Yeah I made that mistake once. Showed up at 6pm and by 1am I had gotten 2 runs. I'll wait for a private day.
That's sucks, plus you'd probably get kicked off after the first run anyway. Private day it is then. "

Today, 02:58 PM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread The mans manly man man V8 BMW coffee table that EVERY ONE OF YOU WANTS. seriously..
" I just printed pics and took an old block pistons rods down to my fab show. He said $100 bucks. You were just too far away to ship.. "

Today, 02:54 PM

Terry@BMS replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by bmw335iguy View Post
Famoso Friday street drags may 2nd...just saying.
Yeah I made that mistake once. Showed up at 6pm and by 1am I had gotten 2 runs. I'll wait for a private day. "

Today, 02:52 PM

bmw335iguy replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by Terry@BMS View Post
Starting at 50mph in 3rd it feels good to me. But the rubber meets the road at the runway. We'll find out soon enough.
Famoso Friday street drags may 2nd...just saying. "

Today, 02:47 PM

Terry@BMS replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by 135pats View Post
This thing is gunna put such a hurting on people if the trans takes it. Can’t wait to see what it can do. How does it get off the line with that turbo?
Starting at 50mph in 3rd it feels good to me. But the rubber meets the road at the runway. We'll find out soon enough. "

Today, 02:43 PM

Terry@BMS replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
" Sat! Just booked a hotel at Kettleman super8 for Friday night. I'll be there around 8:30-9pm if anyone wants to grab some food. "

Today, 02:42 PM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
" You going Sat or Sunday. I just had Ryan put me on the access list for Saturday so I can at least come watch. "

Today, 02:41 PM

alex@ABRhouston replied to the thread The mans manly man man V8 BMW coffee table that EVERY ONE OF YOU WANTS. seriously..
" bump- make this happen guys. YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT! "

Today, 02:40 PM

alex@ABRhouston replied to the thread ABR's random pics of stuff in the shop.
" 1.75 .120 DOM cage I'm building for the same E92 from above. waiting on materials for the foot plates before I can continue. "

Today, 02:39 PM

135pats replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
" This thing is gunna put such a hurting on people if the trans takes it. Can’t wait to see what it can do. How does it get off the line with that turbo? "

Today, 02:38 PM

Terry@BMS replied to the thread Anyone running a smaller single turbo?.
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Quote Originally Posted by bigdnno98 View Post
you guys are comparing single turbo numbers to twin turbo numbers though. I single turbo will have to run more boost, and create more heat thus be more prone to knocking on pump gas than a smaller set of twins will. It's really an apples to oranges comparison.
There is zero data on the twins to analyze but based on the twin turbo boost numbers I heard thrown around (700rw @ 29-30psi, etc) I'm not sure that is the case here. On this time will tell.

Having driven both a 5858 bottom mount and 5862 top mount TS back to back, I will say the 5862 TS spools better and makes more power. The only drawbacks are cost and heat management due to the top mount configuration. It would be interesting to compare the 5862 TS to say the smallest of the twin options. "

Today, 02:36 PM