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      08-29-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Any of you guys gone single turbo or upgraded your twins?

If so, what did you go with and who did the work?
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I'm at 128k on original snails....I'm interested in knowing too! Prices help!
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Well, I didn't upgrade but I did however get my stock turbos replaced at BMW because they were faulty.
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Well, I didn't upgrade but I did however get my stock turbos replaced at BMW because they were faulty.
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I have Vargas Stage 2 Batch 2 on the way, still debating if i am going to be doing the work or actually find somebody to swap for me. It's a fairly large job to replace the turbos.
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      09-02-2013, 11:13 AM   #6
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I have Vargas Stage 2 Batch 2 on the way, still debating if i am going to be doing the work or actually find somebody to swap for me. It's a fairly large job to replace the turbos.
agreed, I've done engine swaps on other cars but I'm lazy now and don't really want to try lol.
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I have Vargas Stage 2 Batch 2 on the way, still debating if i am going to be doing the work or actually find somebody to swap for me. It's a fairly large job to replace the turbos.
Very interested in these vs. rob's twins. My stock turbos are going down hill quick. Waste gates rattle all the time regardless of software band aids and I'm sure it's only a matter of time before they start smoking.
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Well, I didn't upgrade but I did however get my stock turbos replaced at BMW because they were faulty.
Which dealership did the work?
It was the one in Norwood. Right across the highway from Mercedes and Porsche I think. I forgot my service reps name but they are a really good dealership over all
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I have Vargas Stage 2 Batch 2 on the way, still debating if i am going to be doing the work or actually find somebody to swap for me. It's a fairly large job to replace the turbos.
Very interested in these vs. rob's twins. My stock turbos are going down hill quick. Waste gates rattle all the time regardless of software band aids and I'm sure it's only a matter of time before they start smoking.
Hey if you have that waste gate rattle I'm pretty sure you can get new stock turbos as part of the new warranty they passed for the n54 like two years ago
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I have Vargas Stage 2 Batch 2 on the way, still debating if i am going to be doing the work or actually find somebody to swap for me. It's a fairly large job to replace the turbos.
Very interested in these vs. rob's twins. My stock turbos are going down hill quick. Waste gates rattle all the time regardless of software band aids and I'm sure it's only a matter of time before they start smoking.
Hey if you have that waste gate rattle I'm pretty sure you can get new stock turbos as part of the new warranty they passed for the n54 like two years ago
Already been down that road, the car is modified and BMW knows it. At this point they are willing to pay for parts and I'm responsible for install.
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I'd be up for the install but I'm sure ill regret it lol. Downpipes suck but are usually 3 hours, knowing that and seeing how much room is pretty non existant and how much work it is I'd be surprised if it took less than ten hours.
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I'd be up for the install but I'm sure ill regret it lol. Downpipes suck but are usually 3 hours, knowing that and seeing how much room is pretty non existant and how much work it is I'd be surprised if it took less than ten hours.
Ya, I've heard anywhere from 6 (someone who has done it several times) to 12 (book) hours.
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Checking again to see if anyone has gone single turbo around here!
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Waiting to see what PTF has to offer!
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      03-24-2014, 08:35 AM   #15
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Waiting to see what PTF has to offer!
I'm personally a fan of what Terry did on his 6AT 135. I'd likely want the same kit.
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It was the one in Norwood. Right across the highway from Mercedes and Porsche I think. I forgot my service reps name but they are a really good dealership over all
was it a girl or a guy? i go to norwood for service and i have a girl but shes more on the douche side that doesnt really know what shes doing, forget her name thoughh
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Checking again to see if anyone has gone single turbo around here!
Just replaced my turbos with Vargas stage 2's, haven't had time to get a retune. I went to Hero at Motive Autoworks in Woburn.
It took him about 20hours plus he replaced the valve cover and some other shit that was giving me grief.
I just need to get a retune from Bren and I will be good.
I have a basemap on my Cobb AP for now and the car feels really strong.
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Just replaced my turbos with Vargas stage 2's, haven't had time to get a retune. I went to Hero at Motive Autoworks in Woburn.
It took him about 20hours plus he replaced the valve cover and some other shit that was giving me grief.
I just need to get a retune from Bren and I will be good.
I have a basemap on my Cobb AP for now and the car feels really strong.
Interesting, I've never heard of them. I see that you're awd... 6AT or MT? Was the cost about what you expected?
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Ive been there before to get my down pipes put on but always did every thing with alberto. great guy. they really know what they are doing when it comes to turbo engines.

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Just replaced my turbos with Vargas stage 2's, haven't had time to get a retune. I went to Hero at Motive Autoworks in Woburn.
It took him about 20hours plus he replaced the valve cover and some other shit that was giving me grief.
I just need to get a retune from Bren and I will be good.
I have a basemap on my Cobb AP for now and the car feels really strong.
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was it a girl or a guy? i go to norwood for service and i have a girl but shes more on the douche side that doesnt really know what shes doing, forget her name thoughh
i honestly forgot the name. i think the first one i went through was named jim i think. he wears glasses and is very upfront about everything. he sits in the second cubicle on the right. the second guy i dealt with on another guy but i wouldnt recommend him because he just wanted to charge me for everything and didnt want to give me anything off like jim did. Hope that helps.
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6AT, and it was more than I wanted to spend but I wasn't surprised by any means by the cost. Those snails are a bitch to take out.

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Interesting, I've never heard of them. I see that you're awd... 6AT or MT? Was the cost about what you expected?
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6AT, and it was more than I wanted to spend but I wasn't surprised by any means by the cost. Those snails are a bitch to take out.

Cool cool... I've seen projects get out of hand which is why I ask. I'll give them a call. Is your tranny okay with the new turbos? I'm 6ATxi also.
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