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VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Anyone running a smaller single turbo?.
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Quote Originally Posted by 135pats View Post
600 wheel on pump is not happening right now. Need more fuel and a big ole titties turbo.
Im not sure how everyone is ignoring 573WHP on 91 over a year ago when big turbo tuning was just getting started, and the most conservative we had run as it was first time on the dyno. I have no doubt PTF can get 600WHP on 93 with a decent sized turbo right now, if they got 573WHP 13 months ago in their first attempt at tuning bigger turbos. "

Today, 12:38 PM

135pats replied to the thread Anyone running a smaller single turbo?.
" 600 wheel on pump is not happening right now. Need more fuel and a big ole titties turbo. "

Today, 12:31 PM

mjmarovi replied to the thread Anyone running a smaller single turbo?.
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Quote Originally Posted by ovitrix View Post
i would love to see 600whp on 93oct on a single turbo
Right now I don't think it will happen without meth just as a fuel supplement. It's just a matter of fuel and big enough turbo to hit that on 93, but honestly I'd rather have a quicker spooling turbo and hit it with meth.

I'm still not sure whether or not I want to add race gas when I start tuning mine. I'm thinking start off with 93+meth and see how far that gets me then add in the race gas. That should provide some decent 93 numbers guys seem to keep asking for. "

Today, 12:24 PM

mark0006 replied to the thread 2000 BMW M5 E39 Alpine white on carmel 113k miles nav 6 speed Michigan!.
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Today, 12:22 PM

mark0006 replied to the thread 2016 B9 A5 to drop 200 pounds - Twin turbo 4.0 TFSI V8 for the RS5?.
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Today, 12:21 PM

brusk replied to the thread Renntech BMW N54 Flash Tuning, 100+ wheel horsepower.
" 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+. "

Today, 12:17 PM

135pats replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
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Quote Originally Posted by Terry@BMS View Post
For some odd reason, the DME alone will not limp out if AFR goes lean, I have no idea why and never found a way to fix it via Cobb or the BB flash. As far as I know that is a JB4 only feature.
Wow, I’ve never had that happen but that is surprising and lame. So if it senses things out of hand, is its’ only reaction to pull out load, shut the throttle plate, and add in a ton of trim? I trust the DME on the fueling side, and in my opinion Cobb does extremely well in terms of avoiding fuel problems provided the tuning is sound. But still, surprising there isn’t a hard cylinder shut off or the like.

But no question, auto switching to map 4 is very, very smart on your part. Most piggybacks couldn’t dream of that type of control and forethought, so credit where credit is due. "

Today, 12:14 PM

mjmarovi replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
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Quote Originally Posted by Terry@BMS View Post
For some odd reason, the DME alone will not limp out if AFR goes lean, I have no idea why and never found a way to fix it via Cobb or the BB flash. As far as I know that is a JB4 only feature.
Well now that is some good info. BTW Terry, I'll hopefully be tuning and dyno run next saturday. Going to do step by step dyno and road tuning, hopefully make a day of it assuming no issues. "

Today, 12:13 PM

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Today, 11:57 AM

rdeterman replied to the thread Favorite whiskey or scotch???.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Enjoying Buffalo Trace with playoff hockey.

For the money, this is probably the best bourbon I have tried. The Woodford reserve is really good too but this is smoother.

Buffalo Trace FTW! Now you need to find yourself a bottle of Blantons. Another great Buffalo Trace bourbon.

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Today, 11:41 AM

rdeterman replied to the thread Renntech BMW N54 Flash Tuning, 100+ wheel horsepower.
" [QUOTE=mjmarovi;559723]Ok...so power gains are similar to the JB4 or a Cobb with a protune. Maybe a little more power, but that's just being a little aggressive to get an extra ~20whp without doing other upgrades.
@Mike@Renntech I'll be honest that price does seem extremely high considering the Cobb Flash is $900 and offers a handheld that can be used for other features including datalogging. What do you offer in terms of re-flashing/tuning for additional upgrades and doing custom tuning depending on the location the vehicle will be used in?

See, basically what we are looking at is a the product of a very aggressive custom tune on one particular vehicle. So not only are those gains not going to be consistent using that same flash for other cars wherever they are, but it's not even safe or recommended.

I'm sure you have all of this thought out, but I am simply expressing concerns others would have as well. We just need more info, any new product especially from a company with a great reputation is going to catch some attention. The price really adds to attention because we would want to know what the advantages are. From the information you've posted so far...there are only disadvantages seen. The way it feels now is if I were to send my ECU in to you (major pain to do in itself plus additional costs) and have you flash it with some tune you got off of a test car, and send it back to me. How is that any better than buying a Cobb and using an Off The Shelf aggressive tune? Except for with the Cobb you can datalog some street pulls, and make adjustments yourself, or go to a Cobb pro-tuner in your area. Or, Pro-Tuning Freaks e-tune.

I'm sorry if it comes off as me being offensive, but I assure you I am doing nothing but trying to help and lay out all concerns and questions the majority of this platforms' users would have.

Thank you and looking forward to your response, "

Today, 11:37 AM

Modernfuse replied to the thread 6466 335i vs Some C6 Vetts.
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Today, 11:33 AM

Terry@BMS replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
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Quote Originally Posted by 135pats View Post
I doubt a wideband gauge would save you from a sudden lean out. First off, are you guys just starting at wideband readings while you do a pull? I’d rather melt a piston than stare at a gauge while going who knows how fast.

Second, if you really get a serious lean condition, you’ll have what maybe a second or so to react to it? I doubt folks would be able to back off in time if you suddenly leaned out like crazy. You’d have to be 100% focused on the gauge, then digest what you are seeing and react to it instantly.

If you want to tune a single and not melt things, be careful and go slowly. I really doubt a gauge is going to help much in the real world.

JB4 will auto switch to the boosting off the spring if it sees things way out of whack, Cobb does very well with adding in trim and avoiding lean conditions in the first place. If it happens, it’s almost certainly the end users fault.
For some odd reason, the DME alone will not limp out if AFR goes lean, I have no idea why and never found a way to fix it via Cobb or the BB flash. As far as I know that is a JB4 only feature. "

Today, 11:33 AM

mjmarovi replied to the thread mjmarovi's Single Turbo build at Proven Power Tampa.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Was just reading up on it. 5.0 liter V8 with close to 300 hp and over 500 lb-ft of torque. Hard not to like that...
Except...it's in a Titan...LOL

I wonder how much the diesel option will cost. In the american trucks it's $10-12k option depending on make. Bigger motors though and on the GM you get a kickass Allison transmission "

Today, 11:28 AM

mjmarovi replied to the thread mjmarovi's Single Turbo build at Proven Power Tampa.
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Quote Originally Posted by jzeee037 View Post
Yeah sorry for off topic. We are going to Florida June 23rd. You near pennsicola?
You mean people actually live in the Panhandle? LOL

I'm about an hour south of Tampa, never driven to the panhandle, but I'd imagine it's 5-6 hours from me to Pensacola. A real shame, cause I'd love that race. "

Today, 11:26 AM

V8Bait replied to the thread BB Flash w/ an ICOM.
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Quote Originally Posted by tacotruck View Post
Yeah the cpu shouldn't really matter if it is from this millennium, especially with a usb device, unless the driver is being extremely screwy/stupid. Even if the cpu was the issue, one would think that reducing the baud rate would fix it. If using an early multicore processor, another issue could be tsc drift between cores, causing timing to get all messed up when using rdtsc and you didn't have the sw installed to keep them in sync.

If you end up finding some logs, send them my way. I'm curious to see if the failures were really timeouts, the errors i mentioned or something else entirely.
Made this thread a while back, there's a screen shot of a typical log from most of the computers a few posts down. My 2007 failed with literally every Intel computer until Haswell 4th gens, but worked with 3 AMD based computers. Who knows. Regardless, still interested in a coding cable port.

Old thread with a log screenshot http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...474#post495474 "

Today, 11:25 AM

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Today, 11:15 AM

bigdnno98 replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
" HAHA yes. Agreed. The MSD81 is like a supercomputer, even compared to an EVO ECU. I have DSMLink V3 in my DSM and do like that quit a bit, but it's certainly no MSD81 with a JB4.

Quote Originally Posted by 135pats View Post
If you are tuning on the dyno (where you should be), then yea for sure, agreed. But I must be frank here, a lot of people seem to be doing this by the seat of their pants. DIY single then tuning on the street more or less blind. In that scenario, you could tap 50 wideband gauges and it won’t save anyone.

I hear you though…

Edit: and I’m sure you’d agree that MSD81 is in another universe of nuance and intelligence than DSM ECUs. But your point still stands, for sure.
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Today, 11:13 AM

135pats replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
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Quote Originally Posted by bigdnno98 View Post
Actually when tuning a car without a JB4, yes, you're looking at the wideband gauge while making a WOT pull. That's why the gauge is somewhere where you can see it in your peripheral and that's why the gauges have colors and things, so you don't exactly have to be able to read the numbers. I'd say that if you're going WOT and you hit 13 AFR you prob have more than 1 whole sec before you melt things but it's a good indicator to let off the throttle. After flash tuning Mitsubishis for the last 2 years, that's really all you have to go off of, and things can go south really fast. JB4 spoils a lot of BMW people. It's not that easy on any other platform unless you're running a real stand alone that will do the same things that the JB4 does for the BMW guys.
If you are tuning on the dyno (where you should be), then yea for sure, agreed. But I must be frank here, a lot of people seem to be doing this by the seat of their pants. DIY single then tuning on the street more or less blind. In that scenario, you could tap 50 wideband gauges and it won’t save anyone.

I hear you though…

Edit: and I’m sure you’d agree that MSD81 is in another universe of nuance and intelligence than DSM ECUs. But your point still stands, for sure. "

Today, 11:04 AM

mjmarovi replied to the thread Renntech BMW N54 Flash Tuning, 100+ wheel horsepower.
" Ok...so power gains are similar to the JB4 or a Cobb with a protune. Maybe a little more power, but that's just being a little aggressive to get an extra ~20whp without doing other upgrades.
@Mike@Renntech I'll be honest that price does seem extremely high considering the Cobb Flash is $900 and offers a handheld that can be used for other features including datalogging. What do you offer in terms of re-flashing/tuning for additional upgrades and doing custom tuning depending on the location the vehicle will be used in?

See, basically what we are looking at is a the product of a very aggressive custom tune on one particular vehicle. So not only are those gains not going to be consistent using that same flash for other cars wherever they are, but it's not even safe or recommended.

I'm sure you have all of this thought out, but I am simply expressing concerns others would have as well. We just need more info, any new product especially from a company with a great reputation is going to catch some attention. The price really adds to attention because we would want to know what the advantages are. From the information you've posted so far...there are only disadvantages seen. The way it feels now is if I were to send my ECU in to you (major pain to do in itself plus additional costs) and have you flash it with some tune you got off of a test car, and send it back to me. How is that any better than buying a Cobb and using an Off The Shelf aggressive tune? Except for with the Cobb you can datalog some street pulls, and make adjustments yourself, or go to a Cobb pro-tuner in your area. Or, Pro-Tuning Freaks e-tune.

I'm sorry if it comes off as me being offensive, but I assure you I am doing nothing but trying to help and lay out all concerns and questions the majority of this platforms' users would have.

Thank you and looking forward to your response, "

Today, 11:01 AM