About Jake

Jake 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!

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 |2017-11-17T18:04:40+00:00June 22nd, 2017|N54 DIY Guides, N54 Maintenance|1 Comment

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 |2018-05-13T18:01:29+00:00June 16th, 2017|Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|27 Comments

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 |2017-11-17T18:00:57+00:00June 11th, 2017|Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|1 Comment

Jake’s 135i: The Beginnings of a Beast

My 135i 600hp Build Alright, the title says 600hp but we're about building our cars, not buying them, and everyone has to start somewhere. It just happens that my start is at about half that number, with a bone stock 2008 BMW 135i. This post will be an introduction of myself and of my new [...]

By |2017-06-09T11:25:07+00:00June 9th, 2017|Jake's 135i - 600hp Build|0 Comments