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

How to Prevent N54 Chargepipe Failure

How to Prevent N54 Chargepipe Failure Whhhhhhhhh–Pssssshhhhhhhhhh! (that’s my attempt of a spooling turbo followed by the blow-off valve) BMW's boost pressure release system is controlled by a diverter valve instead of a traditional blow off valve. A diverter valve serves the same purpose as a blow off valve, although they function somewhat differently. N54's [...]

By |2019-09-24T20:35:41-06:00September 24th, 2019|N54 Maintenance, N54 Tuning Guides|0 Comments

BMW N54 Intercooler Guide – Best N54 Intercooler

The N54 Tuning Guide to Intercoolers (FMIC's) Front mounted intercoolers are extremely important applications on turbocharged cars. Intercoolers cool the compressed air created from the turbochargers, reducing the temperature and increasing the density of the air that is fed into the engine. Cooling the air makes the air more oxygen rich, therefore improving the combustion [...]

By |2019-04-26T10:56:41-06:00April 19th, 2019|Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|4 Comments

Best BMW 335i Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sports

Best BMW 335i Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sports Tires are arguably the simplest, most effective method to help your BMW perform better on the street or track. As we all know, tires are the only part of a vehicle that physically touch the road while driving (hopefully). Acceleration, braking, handling, steering, and comfort are all [...]

By |2018-04-08T13:19:07-06:00April 1st, 2018|N54 Tuning Guides|4 Comments

The 7 Fastest N54’s in the World: 135i, 335i, 535i Horsepower Records

The 7 Fastest N54's in the World: 135i, 335i, 535i Horsepower Records Even 11 years after the N54 engine was originally debuted, horsepower world records are still being set constantly. We have been waiting for the first 900hp N54, and one company claims to have broken this barrier. Today we are bringing you a post [...]

By |2019-06-10T19:49:34-06:00March 3rd, 2018|Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|6 Comments

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 |2018-01-18T10:29:39-06:00November 20th, 2017|N54 Tuning Guides|10 Comments