About Jake

Jake is a BMW enthusiast and owner of http://www.bimmerhq.com. He has been active in the BMW industry and community for years and has a passion for blogging about all things BMW. He currently drives a 2008 BMW 135i and has build plans for 600whp. Follow this blog to keep up to date on his progress!

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-09T14:07:26+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Jake's 135i - 600hp Build, N54 Maintenance|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:35:03+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|N54 DIY Guides, N54 Maintenance|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-16T15:09:30+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|1 Comment

BMW N54 Tuning: Dual Cone Intakes – A Full Guide

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 decreasing the longevity of your engine", "its a pointless mod, it barely offers any horsepower gains", "your engine is going [...]

By | 2017-06-16T15:26:51+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|1 Comment