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      08-22-2012, 04:14 AM   #23
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Mooocow - search the forum - it's there. I have confirmed its $120 to sydney and the Group buy price mentioned is still active. It's posted on e90post
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      08-22-2012, 04:19 AM   #24
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most people can install all the parts except dp's (estimate $400 for install).
ehm, I got my fat arse under a 135 on 2 jackstands on a hill, in the rain with my own tools and did this. Does this make me special???

But I wouldnt do it again for $400 bucks.
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      08-22-2012, 04:35 AM   #25
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I PM'd VSRF and it was $800 delivered for both their dp and 7" intercooler.

I was about to order ... Then bought a car the next day instead. I think that price is pretty good, just add install on top. Frontmount looked easy enough to DIY, dp sounds like a bitch from all reports.
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      08-22-2012, 04:52 AM   #26
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I dont know if their dp fits RHD? gotta be careful with this - as I can tell you, there isnt a bees dick of clearance on the things..
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I dont know if their dp fits RHD? gotta be careful with this - as I can tell you, there isnt a bees dick of clearance on the things..
I don't know whether to congratulations or commiserations :

My fat arse is staying in the drivers seat
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      08-22-2012, 05:30 AM   #28
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My fat arse is staying in the drivers seat
You'd best leave that job to the experts yeah?
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      08-22-2012, 05:53 AM   #29
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I dont know if their dp fits RHD? gotta be careful with this - as I can tell you, there isnt a bees dick of clearance on the things..
I asked the same question and they've sold to Aus before and not had any reports back of issues. I also spoke with a guy who has it on his 335 and he was very happy with them.
I was about to order and felt fairly confident it'd be ok, but can't confirm.
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      08-22-2012, 07:13 AM   #30
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OK - I'd potentially review the BMS offering - pending confirmation from Edwin / n54t*ch
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My fat arse is staying in the drivers seat
You'd best leave that job to the experts yeah?


Ouch
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      12-30-2012, 09:31 PM   #32
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Digging up an oldish thread here. I'm very impressed by the potential of these N54 engines with a basic tune.

I am curious on how the clutch/6 speed gearbox/driveline holds up with 260rwkw though? Uprated clutch definately required for this power level?
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      12-30-2012, 09:34 PM   #33
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Digging up an oldish thread here. I'm very impressed by the potential of these N54 engines with a basic tune.

I am curious on how the clutch/6 speed gearbox/driveline holds up with 260rwkw though? Uprated clutch definately required for this power level?
OEM clutch is fine for all but repeated hard drag racing at the 300+ rwkw power levels.
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      12-30-2012, 09:38 PM   #34
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OEM clutch is fine for all but repeated hard drag racing at the 300+ rwkw power levels.
Well that is surprising. I had thought something like the HPF feramic clutch would be required for a street car this powerful. BMW must have significantly over-engineered these little 135i's!
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      12-31-2012, 05:08 AM   #35
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its been 4 months, any update with the car progress?
any pics of the e30 m3. one of my favourites.
how can it not excite u?
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      12-31-2012, 06:11 AM   #36
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The power increase on turbo cars is cheap and easy compared to NA.
But you will pay a lot $$$ and energy to get the right stable balance of everything else which is already on M badged cars.
Your choice to play tuner or to buy complete M car.
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      12-31-2012, 08:39 AM   #37
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Digging up an oldish thread here. I'm very impressed by the potential of these N54 engines with a basic tune.

I am curious on how the clutch/6 speed gearbox/driveline holds up with 260rwkw though? Uprated clutch definately required for this power level?
no one's trashed a 6MT (actual gears) yet that i'm aware of, up to ~600rwhp confirmed... many a clutch has been fried, but pretty much what *V* says

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OEM clutch is fine for all but repeated hard drag racing at the 300+ rwkw power levels.
as well as *apparently* the OE DMF causing misfires at 500rwhp+ (370kw) level... or some other pretty high output lol

... steptronic's however, can slip once you start upgrading turbos, depending how much you thrash it... a lot of the vishnu single autos are now being sold without much info so i'd take that as you will..

i don't know of any issues before 425-450~rwhp?

I'm sure in the next ~6mths or so when people start chasing BIG power, we'll see how the 6mt box holds out.. the sooner the better, i don't wanna be a guinea pig haha


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Well that is surprising. I had thought something like the HPF feramic clutch would be required for a street car this powerful. BMW must have significantly over-engineered these little 135i's!

most people do seem to go an ACT/clutchmasters/Spec/a couple with the HPF when they eventually need to replace it anyway

ED: i'm getting too used to seeing/reading about crazy power N54's a bit haha

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      12-31-2012, 09:35 PM   #38
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JB4 $479 = 50kw...HMMMM

Where is the best place to buy a JB4?
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      12-31-2012, 11:40 PM   #39
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Burger Motorsport, get the cable with it so you can do updates too.

http://www.burgertuning.com/jb4_pnp_...nce_tuner.html
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      01-01-2013, 03:41 AM   #40
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no one's trashed a 6MT (actual gears) yet that i'm aware of, up to ~600rwhp confirmed... many a clutch has been fried, but pretty much what *V* says

as well as *apparently* the OE DMF causing misfires at 500rwhp+ (370kw) level... or some other pretty high output lol

... steptronic's however, can slip once you start upgrading turbos, depending how much you thrash it... a lot of the vishnu single autos are now being sold without much info so i'd take that as you will..

i don't know of any issues before 425-450~rwhp?
How do the 6 speed autos seem to hold up compared to the manuals? Clutch in the autos still able to take a beating up to 300rwkw?
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      01-01-2013, 07:09 AM   #41
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How do the 6 speed autos seem to hold up compared to the manuals? Clutch in the autos still able to take a beating up to 300rwkw?
Every report i've read, yes 100%.. for daily duties the 6AT is fine, and even 300wkw (400rwhp) i haven't read of causing headaches from the 1/4 people

Of course just like the oe clutch in the 6mt, countless hard launches and high rpm abuse takes its toll
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      01-02-2013, 01:49 AM   #42
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JB4 $479 = 50kw...HMMMM

Where is the best place to buy a JB4?
Either direct from Burger else as a Burger dealer in Aus I sell it installed for $550 and am in Sydney/Rhodes
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