Blog posts related to tuning your N54 engine. This category will feature beginner, intermediate, and advanced tuning guides and tuning help posts.

BMW N54 Downpipes: Catless vs. Catted High-Flow Downpipes

N54 Catless vs. Catted Downpipes Why Upgrade my N54 Downpipes? One of the biggest restrictions on the N54 powered 135i, 335i and 535i is the factory catted downpipes. Downpipes bolt directly to the turbochargers and the factory catalytic converters create significant back-pressure which results in slower turbo spool. Modifying your N54 with catless or high-flow [...]

By | 2017-12-17T12:24:45+00:00 November 20th, 2017|N54 Tuning Guides|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 | 2017-11-17T17:52:19+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|1 Comment

BMW N54 Tune Comparison: JB4 vs. Cobb vs. Procede

BMW N54 Tune Options: JB4 vs. Cobb vs. PROcede 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 differences between the common tunes for the N54 and hopefully help identify which tune is right for your [...]

By | 2017-12-13T20:17:19+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|2 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+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|2 Comments

N54 Tuning Preparation: How to Prep your N54 for 500hp

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 modifications required despite a tunes ability to increase horsepower and torque by nearly 100 over stock. However, there are a [...]

By | 2017-12-05T22:20:44+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|N54 Maintenance, N54 Tuning Guides|0 Comments