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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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1506, 2017

BMW N54 Tune Comparison

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|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 differences between the common tunes for the N54 and hopefully help identify which tune is right for your goals.   Piggyback vs. Flash Tunes An important aspect of tuning your N54 is the difference between a piggyback tune and a flash tune. I will briefly [...]

1106, 2017

BMW N54 Tuning: Dual Cone Intakes – A Full Guide

By | June 11th, 2017|Categories: Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|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 decreasing the longevity of your engine", "its a pointless mod, it barely offers any horsepower gains", "your engine is going to take in so much more dirt and particles" and blah blah blah. More than likely these comments are coming from someone who drives a [...]

906, 2017

Jake’s 135i: The Beginnings of a Beast

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

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 1-series, with a little bit of insight on my build plans to reach 600hp. Who Am I? Well if you couldn't guess, my name is [...]

206, 2017

N54 Tuning Preparation

By | June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Featured, N54 Maintenance, N54 Tuning Guides|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 modifications required despite a tunes ability to increase horsepower and torque by nearly 100 over stock. However, there are a few minor maintenance items that should be addressed before tuning your n54.   Spark Plugs and Ignition Coils Ignition coils send an electric charge to [...]

206, 2017

BMW N54 Spark Plug DIY

By | June 2nd, 2017|Categories: N54 DIY Guides|0 Comments

BMW N54 Spark Plug Replacement How Often You Should Change Your Plugs & Why For the N54 engine the spark plugs should be changed every ~40,000 miles. Tuned N54’s should have their plugs changed every ~20,000 miles as the additional power will put a higher demand on the spark plugs. The more horsepower and boost you are running will require shorter intervals for changing spark plugs. It is recommended you change the spark plugs and ignition coils before tuning your [...]

206, 2017

BMW N54 Intake Valve Cleaning

By | June 2nd, 2017|Categories: N54 DIY Guides|0 Comments

BMW N54 Intake Valve Cleaning It is recommended you do this every 40,000-50,000 miles. Installing an OCC (Oil Catch Can) can help prevent some of the carbon build-up, however cleaning is still necessary every ~60,000 miles. Tools Needed: COMING SOON ALONG WITH PHOTOS! Also use: -B12 Chemtool Cleaner (2-3 cans) -Carb/Brake Cleaner (3-5 cans) -Brass Brushes -Wet/Dry Vac -Some kind of tubing that will fit on the wet/dry vac and also into the intake valves What to Replace: -While you’re [...]