My Journey from stock to 650whp

Tippin

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I just wanted to take a few minutes to talk about the vendors who helped my take my fiancés 2010 E90 335i that we bought on 01/09/2017 from stock to 650+ whp as of 03/27/2017.

First up Vargas Turbo! This was defiantly my largest purchase and to all the people that talk crap about them can shove it. I have dealt with both Tony and Chris via email and even was even lucky enough to meet sexy Chris in person haha. Tony is a straight shooter and called me out on some shit in a way that may have offended other people but as someone who sells shit every day of my life I respect what he did and would have done the same thing. Long story short Chris and Tony have been there every step of the way, holding my hand and pointing me in the right direction when I had no idea what I was doing after owning the car for less than 30 days.

PS I actually agreed to purchase from another Vendor BUT Chris and Tony gave such prompt and excellent customer service that I decided to cancel my fist order. Oh and GCs are the shit, you can hear how mean my girls turbos are just driving next to the car.

Next up is AD engineering who I was referred to by VTT. If you are looking for a FMIC and charge pipe go no further. After seeing his FMIC / charge pipe combo in person I was very impressed and am very confident that there is no better FMIC on the market. Do not be fooled by similar products on the market. I have two words that say it all GARRET CORES. Those two words alone should tell you the quality of his products. I have nothing against other vendors but I have yet to see one that has the efficiency and fitment (no relocating or cutting things other the bumper cover / plastics

Fuel-it is a local company here in AZ. I worked primarily with the owner Steve who is a standup guy and great salesman lol. I went to his shop for a stage 2 fuel pump; not only did he help me install my pump he also saved me a lot of money by recommending his stage 2 bucketless system which prevented me from having to spend more on stage 3. Which at the time I was probably dumb enough to do since we only owned the car for 2 weeks…… OH and do not ever let Steve show you his products. I walked in to buy a pump….. walked out with his Platinum PI kit and even added on a split second AIC controller. I am now too scared to go back.

Last but not least V8bait…. The best F***ing tuner I have ever worked with. He dealt with all my dumb and repetitive questions for weeks. While still managing to squeeze out 439 whp on 91 and 643 on E54.

NOT ONE OF THESE VENDORS ASKED FOR ANY FEEDBACK OR A REVIEW. I did this on my own.
Each of these vendors have gone out of their way to help me out in one way or another.

Mod list:
Fuel-it Stage 2 bucketless
Fuel-it port injection (platinum kit)
Vargas GC Turbos
Vargas Inlets & outlets
Vargas Intakes
VRSF downpipes
ADE FMIC
ADE charpge pipe
Tial BOV
Black Market Racing 3.5in exhaust
N20 3.5 bar
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643 dyno
439 dyno
 

doublespaces

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Awesome car! Can't wait to get mine going and we can go meet up
 

Tippin

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What does the boost curve look like for that 643whp?

This would be a better question for my tuner V8bait

How many pounds of boost were you running for the 643whp dyno? any taper up top? Nice to see such an organized build thread posted.

24-25lbs of boost.... we did have taper up top but that has changed since the dyno. The car make more hp and less tq now.
 

Jlcn54

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what made you go with the bucket less stage 2 instead of the stage 3? how is the stage 2 holding up with your power?