Testing out a set of TurboLabs Stage1+ Turbos

Suprzm3k

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I'm in the process of installing at set up N54 turbos from Turbo Labs of America. They are going on my 08 135i. I hope for good results and reliability. They are a stock based turbo with an upgraded larger Billet Compressor wheel and a stock size 9-blade turbine wheel with wastegate rattle fix. More info to come.
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langsbr

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Interested to see the results. Are you going FBO or just stick replacement and looking for reliability?
 

Suprzm3k

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Have VTT 2" stock side inlets being installed at the same time. Also will be putting back VRSF downpipes, DCI, Berk race axle back, ER chargepipe with Tial. For a few weeks I plan to run a stock map with FBO + inlets. Just to make sure they don't show any signs of premature failure. After a month or so I'll be running FBO+ inlets with MHD E40 otc map.
 

Suprzm3k

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Also will give me time to save up for a 335is clutch and a Protune. Not sure the stock clutch will hold.
 

AdyToretto

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I have these turbos installed on my e90 n54 and they are great. I put on a jb4 and got 18psi with map 2.
 
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Awesome I have a set of pure stage 1s on the way so I'm interested to see how you do. I'll be using outlets and relocation inlets though. Keep us updated!
 

Suprzm3k

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I had a goal of 500whp once everything is dialed in. But I don't want to push these too hard. Will probably not push past 18.5psi. So will be happy with 450 wheel.
 
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Arhoads335i

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That's what I'm going for also, but I hope to be able to just run pump 93. That's why I'm doing the outlets and relocation, so maybe I don't need to push them too hard
 

Arhoads335i

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500whp on regular fuel will not happen with an S1 Turbo.

As the S1 record holder currently, I know these setups very well. You will need fueling like WMI or E85 to achieve the 500whp mark. :)
What do you think we can make on straight 93 oct I'll have inlets and outlets +FBO? Obviously will need a custome tune.
 

Suprzm3k

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Eurocharged called today and said they don't feel comfortable installing my VTT 2" stock side inlets. Said the gap is too big to clamp down. Said I need 1.75. I would have installed these myself if my aftermarket warranty wasn't paying for labor.
 

Suprzm3k

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I do have something against using tbolts clamps too tight on turbo compressor housing. Especially ones with thin walls bored out.
 

antiochasylum

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These turbos aren't balanced from turbolabs. That's my downfall with them. Also, do not install a 2" inlet on a 1.75" turbo. Get stock size inlets.

Also @Snelson3003 - I made 500 on pump gas. :p
 

Suprzm3k

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I've rebuilt and upgraded many TD04 turbos. I used a company in TX to do my balancing. Does Turbo Labs send them out?