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How-To Build a 500HP 135i, 335i, 535i N54 BMW for Less Than $1,500

June 16th, 2017|1 Comment

Want to Build a 500hp N54? Easy. The BMW N54 engine featured in the 135i, 335i, and 535i is one of the most tune-able engines ever. Some people call it the '2JZ' of German engines, [...]

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BMW N54 Tune Comparison

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

BMW N54 Tune Options: Which is best? Before purchasing a tune for your N54 it is important to consider the pros and cons of the available tunes on the market. This post will highlight the [...]

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BMW N54 Tuning: Dual Cone Intakes – A Full Guide

June 11th, 2017|1 Comment

BMW N54 Dual Cone Intakes When you mention dual cone intakes or cold air intakes, you tend to get a lot of people that will criticize you by saying things like "all your doing is [...]

N54 Tuning Preparation

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

N54 Tuning Preparation - Maximize Horsepower Gains The N54 is a very strong production motor that is restricted by the low-boost setting of the stock tune. Due to the n54’s capabilities there are no supporting [...]

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110, 2017

DIY: The DSC/DTS malfunction

By | October 1st, 2017|Categories: N54 DIY Guides, N54 Maintenance|1 Comment

The DSC/DTS Malfunction So you've probably had this warning light come on before, and if you haven't...you will.  It typically will trigger when you're making a turn.  If you're at all a stickler for having a clean dash like I am, it will drive you nuts.  It can also cause your turn signal to not automatically reset after your turn.  This is also wildly annoying.  The dealer, and most repair shops, will tell you that you have to replace the [...]

1209, 2017

Prelude to Making a 10-year Old Car Feel New Again

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

I would first like to take the opportunity to thank Jake and Zach for inviting me to contribute to this community.  I've spent many years perusing through forums when I had some spare time.  I've gained a lot of knowledge in the process, so I'm happy to have a chance to give back to fellow enthusiasts. Browsing New BMWs A few weeks ago I was at the dealership to get my airbag recall done.  It was going to take about [...]

907, 2017

Why I Will Never Drive my BMW Through a Car Wash Again

By | July 9th, 2017|Categories: Jake's 135i - 600hp Build, N54 Maintenance|0 Comments

How About a 'Super Deluxe' Car Wash? I drove my 135i through one of the drive through car washes yesterday. It was your average car wash at a Timewise gas station. Per usual, they offer three tiers of washes that range from $8-12. I picked the middle wash because the "premium" one seemed like a load of crap with all the "protectants" it coats your car with. The cheapest one didn't offer wheel cleaning, and that was the main reason [...]

2206, 2017

BMW Professional Head Unit Display Failure (E90-E93, E82, E88) – Faded Pixel Display Fixed

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: N54 DIY Guides, N54 Maintenance|0 Comments

BMW Head Unit Pixel Display Failure Today we are covering a common failure with our cars, the head unit display/radio. My 135i is a 2008, and ever since I bought it I had noticed the pixel display on the head unit and radio would fade in and out sometimes. Sometimes it was perfectly fine, other times you couldn't make out a single thing on it, and often it was somewhere in between. Head unit pixel display failure is popular on [...]

1806, 2017

‘Dementor’ 600HP BMW 135i Build: First Kill + JB4 Time

By | June 18th, 2017|Categories: Jake's 135i - 600hp Build|0 Comments

'Dementor' 135i Build: It's time for the JB4 I'm dubbing my 600hp 135i build out "Dementor". Why? Dementors brought hell to everything in Harry Potter, sucking the souls out of wizards. With 600hp, my 135i is going to bring hell to just about everything else on the road. It might take a little bit of time for it to live up to its name, but I'm about to take it one step closer. One big step, hopefully bringing about ~70hp [...]

1606, 2017

How-To Build a 500HP 135i, 335i, 535i N54 BMW for Less Than $1,500

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|1 Comment

Want to Build a 500hp N54? Easy. The BMW N54 engine featured in the 135i, 335i, and 535i is one of the most tune-able engines ever. Some people call it the '2JZ' of German engines, but we think the N54 is on a whole new level. The N54 engine has forged internals, meaning it can handle an immense amount of power without requiring any expensive engine modifications. We have seen N54's break 800+whp on the stock internals - good luck [...]