E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > USA - Mid-Atlantic > Shop to install turbos



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
cityazndan
Banned
cityazndan's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
1,732
Posts

Drives: 09 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MD

iTrader: (15)

Garage List
2009 BMW 335i  [3.67]
Shop to install turbos

Anyone know of a place in NoVA or the surrounding area that won't charge an arm and a leg to do a turbo install?
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
Eugeinus
Major
Eugeinus's Avatar
26
Rep
1,158
Posts

Drives: 13' Audi A6
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: DC/NOVA

iTrader: (9)

PM Clem. He'll only charge you the arm.
__________________
2010 335i xdrive M sport - Sold
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
bimmertt
Lieutenant Colonel
bimmertt's Avatar
47
Rep
1,722
Posts

Drives: 2007 e92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Earth

iTrader: (7)

DIY
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #4
cityazndan
Banned
cityazndan's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
1,732
Posts

Drives: 09 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MD

iTrader: (15)

Garage List
2009 BMW 335i  [3.67]
Without a lift? That'll be like 18hrs. I've talked to clem already.

After seeing someone get the turbos installed for 700 for 2, im shooting for the range of 800-950.
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
bigdaddycane
I even mod my cereal
bigdaddycane's Avatar
United_States
80
Rep
2,987
Posts

Drives: 2011 ZCP DCT M3; 2014 328d
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Va

iTrader: (47)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmertt View Post
DIY
yeah, right!!!

funniest thing I've heard all day.

+1 for Clem....will be done right and for a lot less than most shops.
__________________
2011 Mineral White M3 ZCP
Paint Correct, Opticoat, Ventureshield, some CF, B&B exhaust, AFE Intake

2014 Mineral White 328d Xdrive Wagon
Paint Correct, Opticoat, and Ventureshield
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 03:52 PM   #6
utfenix335i
Lieutenant Colonel
utfenix335i's Avatar
United_States
37
Rep
1,986
Posts

Drives: 2007 E92 335i TiAg/Blk|ZSP
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Rockville, MD

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335i  [5.00]
Clem! Clem! Clem!
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
PSUSMU
Captain
63
Rep
984
Posts

Drives: 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Falls Church/Merrifield, VA

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmertt View Post
DIY
x2
Quote:
Originally Posted by cityazndan View Post
Without a lift? That'll be like 18hrs. I've talked to clem already.

After seeing someone get the turbos installed for 700 for 2, im shooting for the range of 800-950.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdaddycane View Post
yeah, right!!!

funniest thing I've heard all day.

+1 for Clem....will be done right and for a lot less than most shops.
Lift is not necessary. Just throw the car on jack stands. Not a very difficult install:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692077

Oh wait, BMW people don't work on their own cars!

Last edited by PSUSMU; 07-10-2012 at 04:21 PM.
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 04:20 PM   #8
cityazndan
Banned
cityazndan's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
1,732
Posts

Drives: 09 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MD

iTrader: (15)

Garage List
2009 BMW 335i  [3.67]
lol its just more stuff that can go wrong in a bmw. turbo in a suby is simple, you can see it. mind you, here i gotta drop the steering rack, drop some of the subframe, move everything around just to get access. once getting access clearance is an issue. i have active steering so that contraption is in the darn way.
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #9
PSUSMU
Captain
63
Rep
984
Posts

Drives: 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Falls Church/Merrifield, VA

iTrader: (3)

I've done a RS4 turbo swap in a B5 S4. The engine must be pulled. Now that's an intensive install. I used to drop subframe and steering rack in my GTI with my eyes closed.
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #10
cityazndan
Banned
cityazndan's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
1,732
Posts

Drives: 09 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MD

iTrader: (15)

Garage List
2009 BMW 335i  [3.67]
Ahh, no contest there. Props my man.
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #11
Clem
Major
Clem's Avatar
34
Rep
1,253
Posts

Drives: 2010 E90 M3 AW/FR ESS VT2
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MD

iTrader: (4)

Send a message via AIM to Clem
Quote:
Originally Posted by PSUSMU View Post
x2



Lift is not necessary. Just throw the car on jack stands. Not a very difficult install:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692077
I'm not much for stirring up shit, but I'm going to go ahead flat out disagree. With the right tools, some good info and enough time the average guy can work his way through just about any install. But, having just a bit of experience with this type of install, I would suggest that swapping your N54 turbo's on jack stands while using that thread - or any other that I've seen - as a guide is highly not recommended.

First off, the thread you linked doesn't show all that much detail. There isn't one piece of useful info after the downpipes are off which is less than 30 minutes in. Where's the other 8 hours of instruction? Another nice exclusion is the amount of oil and coolant that seems to drip endlessly during the entire job. I always have a mop at the ready and I generally end up just walk around in the shit after tiring of cleaning it up repeatedly. Laying on your creeper in the driveway is going to be a flat out mess.

Downpipes, intercooler are coilovers are all possible DIY's for most. Installing N54 turbo's is best left to an experienced tech. Be smart and hire one for this.
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 07:09 PM   #12
bigdaddycane
I even mod my cereal
bigdaddycane's Avatar
United_States
80
Rep
2,987
Posts

Drives: 2011 ZCP DCT M3; 2014 328d
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Va

iTrader: (47)

Garage List
PSUSMU,

Since you're so (over) confident about swapping turbos, why don't you do Cityazndan's turbos swap on jack stands in his driveway and we'll all come watch???

BTW, I've done 90% of the mod installs on my 335.....but I know when to turn things over to a professional (see other 10%).
__________________
2011 Mineral White M3 ZCP
Paint Correct, Opticoat, Ventureshield, some CF, B&B exhaust, AFE Intake

2014 Mineral White 328d Xdrive Wagon
Paint Correct, Opticoat, and Ventureshield
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #13
cotmfk
Brigadier General
cotmfk's Avatar
220
Rep
4,353
Posts

Drives: M4
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: DC, MD, VA

iTrader: (11)

Clem did my turbo install over 8k miles ago. Went without a hitch, and I learned a lot about my own car in the process. Win/win for me.

It's best to know your own limits. I know some people can take apart and put back together an entire car, and I know I'm not one of those people. I am learning, though.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2012, 10:38 PM   #14
cityazndan
Banned
cityazndan's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
1,732
Posts

Drives: 09 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MD

iTrader: (15)

Garage List
2009 BMW 335i  [3.67]
Haha, clem hates my car :X
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 07:03 AM   #15
Clem
Major
Clem's Avatar
34
Rep
1,253
Posts

Drives: 2010 E90 M3 AW/FR ESS VT2
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MD

iTrader: (4)

Send a message via AIM to Clem
Quote:
Originally Posted by cityazndan View Post
Haha, clem hates my car :X
LOL! Not true as I suffer from short term memory loss.
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #16
cityazndan
Banned
cityazndan's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
1,732
Posts

Drives: 09 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MD

iTrader: (15)

Garage List
2009 BMW 335i  [3.67]
Oh really
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #17
PSUSMU
Captain
63
Rep
984
Posts

Drives: 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Falls Church/Merrifield, VA

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdaddycane View Post
PSUSMU,

Since you're so (over) confident about swapping turbos, why don't you do Cityazndan's turbos swap on jack stands in his driveway and we'll all come watch???

BTW, I've done 90% of the mod installs on my 335.....but I know when to turn things over to a professional (see other 10%).
I did VW/Audi suspension/turbo swaps for just a case of beer for years because I enjoyed it, but I don't work for free anymore.
Appreciate 0
      07-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #18
scottp999
Brigadier General
89
Rep
4,765
Posts

Drives: 4runner SR5
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: MD

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335  [4.50]
+ 1 for the Clem turbo install (and other mods). You can see pictures of my car in the shop for RB turbo install here:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=625090
Appreciate 0
      07-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #19
Verbiage
Dismembered Member
Verbiage's Avatar
Jamaica
3495
Rep
9,205
Posts

Drives: F80 ZCP 6MT, R55 Clubman S 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: DMV

iTrader: (6)

Clem is the best for anything, as you should already know.
__________________

My delivery experience and beach photoshoot here.
Appreciate 0
      07-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #20
Raja Ventureshield
Major General
Raja Ventureshield's Avatar
United_States
124
Rep
5,691
Posts

Drives: BMW M3 coupe
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Northern VA

iTrader: (6)

clem + clem + clem = avg. shop cost.

use the professional and do it right first time. No need to shop around.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:33 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST