Total Cost & Complete Parts List to Single Turbo your N54!

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“How much did it cost to go single turbo?” I get asked this question all the time, so I made a video that answers it. Every penny I spent and a parts list of EVERYTHING you need!

Yes, it's kinda long. But you can watch at 2x speed if you click the video settings gear icon.


DOC RACE SINGLE TURBO KIT: https://docrace.com/collections/turbo...
*Save $100 on your kit by using discount code N54JAKE during checkout!
 
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Oh wait...it's a video and I don't have to read? Ok then :tonguewink:

Just for you, here's the complete parts list :tearsofjoy:

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DOC RACE SINGLE TURBO KIT: https://docrace.com/collections/turbo...
*Save $100 on your kit by using discount code N54JAKE during checkout!

ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY PARTS:
Coolant Pipe Gasket: https://bit.ly/2JGLSKW
Mac Solenoid Fittings (x2): https://amzn.to/2EX6UP2
Exhaust Heat Wrap: https://amzn.to/2qMgaAG
Heat-Reflective Tape: https://amzn.to/2JXIWXG
BMW Coolant: https://bit.ly/2l5alMe
Motul X-cess 5W-40 Oil (5L): https://amzn.to/2HKTbOv
Motul X-cess 5W-40 Oil (1L - x2): https://amzn.to/2HbGpqZ
Mann Oil Filter: https://amzn.to/2HLiPT5
NGK Spark Plugs (x6): https://amzn.to/2JWIf0A
Ignition Coils (x6) (if you don't upgrade): https://amzn.to/2JWM1az
Charge Pipe: https://amzn.to/2qGuE5I
TiAL Blow Off Valve: https://amzn.to/2HdILpt

TUNING:
JB4 Tuner: https://amzn.to/2HcCuKD
MHD Flashing Cable: https://amzn.to/2qGKbl2
OTG USB Adapter: https://amzn.to/2qKvc9R
Free JB4/MHD Backend Flashes: http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20406

MY UPGRADES FOR HIGH HORSEPOWER:
VRSF 7.5" Race Intercooler: http://www.vr-speed.com/vrsf-7-5-st...-kit-07-12-135i-335i-n54-n55-e82-e90-e92.html
VRSF Charge Pipe & BOV: http://www.vr-speed.com/vrsf-chargepipe-upgrade-07-13-bmw-135i-335i-n54-n55.html
SPEC Stage 3+ Clutch: https://bit.ly/2JsSehU
Single-Mass Flywheel: https://bit.ly/2JtLtfN
BMW 335is Clutch Kit (for lower powel goals): https://bit.ly/2sYuLd7
Precision Raceworks Ignition Kit: http://www.precisionraceworks.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=82
Precision Raceworks Stage 3+ LPFP: http://www.precisionraceworks.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=71
Black Market Parts Port Injection Kit: http://www.bm-parts.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=188
JB4 Port Injection Controller: http://www.burgertuning.com/N54_secondary_fuel_line_adapter_fuel_Injectors_BMW.html
BMS Oil Catch Can: https://amzn.to/2Hd1p0L
Upgraded PCV: https://bit.ly/2JC3og0
3.5 Bar TMAP Sensor Kit: http://www.burgertuning.com/N54_JB4_upgrades.html
Race Transmission Mounts: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-uuc-parts/transmission-mount-bushings-race/tmrace~uuc/
BMR 3.5" Exhaust (135i): https://www.blackmarketracing.net/product/bmw-135i-n54-n55-35-exhaust-system
VRSF 3.5" Exhaust (335i): http://www.vr-speed.com/vrsf-3-5-street-stainless-steel-catback-exhaust-07-12-bmw-335i-335xi.html
Doc Race Intake Manifold: https://docrace.com/products/n54-intake-manifold-with-built-in-port-injection

PARTS YOU SHOULD REPLACE WHILE YOU'RE IN THERE:
Front O2 Sensor (cyl 1-3): https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-oxygen-sensor-front-bosch-17098
Front O2 Sensor (cyl 4-6): https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-oxygen-sensor-335i-335xi-135i-335i-xdrive-335is-17102
Rear O2 Sensors (x2): https://amzn.to/2EVHTDW
Index 12 Injector Kit: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-fuel-injector-kit-13538616079kt
Valve Cover Kit: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-engine-valve-cover-11127565284
Water Pump & Thermostat Kit: https://amzn.to/2EXWEWS
Oil Pan Gasket: https://amzn.to/2HbYXrc
Oil Pan Bolts: https://amzn.to/2EY9wfw
Oil Filter Housing Gasket: https://amzn.to/2EY9rIB
Oil Cooler Gasket: https://amzn.to/2qFgQZo
Pair of Motor Mounts: https://amzn.to/2HcNIi4
Flywheel Bolt(s): https://bit.ly/2LJ9SdL
Transmission Bellhousing Bolt Kit: https://bit.ly/2y98KOS
Race Transmission Mounts: https://bit.ly/2sOXEJH
Serpentine Belt: https://amzn.to/2J54uAi
Tensioner/Idler Pulley: https://amzn.to/2JUbDoe
Vacuum Lines: https://amzn.to/2HeVKr3
Magnetic Drain Plug: https://amzn.to/2He4L7J

TOOLS THAT MAKE THE JOB EASIER:
Engine Support Brace: https://amzn.to/2J6dN35
Magnetic BMW Spark Plug Socket: https://amzn.to/2JUDqVT
Spark Plug Feeler Gauge: https://amzn.to/2HJoLfn
Torque Wrench: https://amzn.to/2qLR2JZ
Magnetic Rechargeable Work Light: https://amzn.to/2HLGgvA
BMW Jack Pad Adapter: https://amzn.to/2qIRUz6
Pair of Jack Stands: https://amzn.to/2qNfIBZ
Low Profile Jack: https://amzn.to/2vq1g8F
QuickJack System: https://amzn.to/2qKmJne
Garage Containment Mats: https://amzn.to/2Hdy9qH
Be sure to comment below with any questions!
 
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Some ppl prefer not to think about how much they've spent on mods. Hahaha. It's a fucking money pit.

I don't think anyone likes seeing how much they're spending, myself included lol.

But at the same time, I like being on top of my finances and sharing valuable information with other enthusiasts that might find it useful. Figured it's the least I can do with this first-hand experience.
 

08_335i

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Let's not forget to add the fact most of us buy a certain kit, decide we don't like it, sell it and buy a different one. Taking a loss on both sides. I'm in this current process :joycat:
 
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08_335i

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Been there, done that with the MMP S3's LOL!
Unfortunately I was a early buyer on a certain kit a couple years back. I won't go into detail, but nothing fit properly. I literally had to beat the sh!t out of everything for it to, and my turbo still just slightly touches my hood once fully closed etc. Was fine with it up until recently I had the chance to pick up something much, much better and did. In tear down process currently of this old... junk.
 

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I am in the middle of this right now. Doc race 6466 with all the proper trimmings plus cam ledge bearings. Shop starts the install and compression on cyl 6 is low. Injector hole is ovaled from reusing couplers during last injector install. Stupid mistake, my fault, and new head is on the way. :rage:

I am going to add all this up immediately after a few good pulls to keep myself from losing it.
 
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I stopped updating mine, there is no point anymore. I've spent far more on mods than my car itself. By now, I've spend several thousand dollars on complete waste. A lot of it was lost by trying to experiment or be a pioneer and be a perfectionist. Keeping things factory fit and clean is even more expensive.
 
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I stopped updating mine, there is no point anymore. I've spent far more on mods than my car itself. By now, I've spend several thousand dollars on complete waste. A lot of it was lost by trying to experiment or be a pioneer and be a perfectionist. Keeping things factory fit and clean is even more expensive.
Hey don't ruin it for the rest of us idealists!

Filippo
 
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I am in the middle of this right now. Doc race 6466 with all the proper trimmings plus cam ledge bearings. Shop starts the install and compression on cyl 6 is low. Injector hole is ovaled from reusing couplers during last injector install. Stupid mistake, my fault, and new head is on the way. :rage:

I am going to add all this up immediately after a few good pulls to keep myself from losing it.


I find a strong drink nightly helps.
 

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Remember, everyone pray for the MHD flex fuel drop before going to bed at night. Amen.

Filippo
 
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The Convert

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I stopped updating mine, there is no point anymore. I've spent far more on mods than my car itself. By now, I've spend several thousand dollars on complete waste. A lot of it was lost by trying to experiment or be a pioneer and be a perfectionist. Keeping things factory fit and clean is even more expensive.
No doubt. I've got way more than I'd like in oem engine bits from other cars to keep my bay looking as stock as possible to the untrained eye.
 

N54QC

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If you like and enjoy the car, there's nothing to be depressed about. A good modded 335 can take down a guy in a lambo who spent over 200k. It's a lot easier not to be depressed about the money you spent thinking in that sense.
 
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