E90Post
 


Evolve Automotive
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions > N54 Turbo Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications - 335i > The Driveshaft Shop Upgraded 1000 HP Half Shafts!!! **Full Review/Complete DIY**



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-31-2010, 02:14 PM   #23
Former_Boosted_IS
Major General
 
Drives: 4 Wheels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Planet Earth!

Posts: 5,180
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ultimateendz View Post
lol...my wallet wants to do this now...
If anyone needs to do this it is you!
Former_Boosted_IS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 02:16 PM   #24
ultimateendz
Vengeance is mine, I shall repay
 
ultimateendz's Avatar
 
Drives: X3, CTS-V coupe
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NJ

Posts: 4,656
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Former_Boosted_IS View Post
If anyone needs to do this it is you!
lol...i know...im definately getting this upgrade...my heavy ass vert needs it
__________________
Project: Vengeance[ACM's King of domestics, STOCK:501whp 489wtq | 2.9L whipple stock bottom end: 706whp 688wtq] Callies Compstar motor build:NEXT
ultimateendz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 02:30 PM   #25
Mike@N54Tuning.com
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Drives: 07335i
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Earth

Posts: 14,579
iTrader: (86)

Another amazing review/DIY as always... I know a few people will be interested in this for sure.

Mike
Mike@N54Tuning.com is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 03:26 PM   #26
boostd92
Captain
 
Drives: '11 E92 M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago, IL

Posts: 664
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
So... after that long read there were no direct comparison pics to see what's different between stock and "1,000hp" axles?

It's nice to get reviews on products, but some that sound *slightly* less like an advertisement might be nice They must have cut you quite the discount to be the prototype.. hehe.
boostd92 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 03:32 PM   #27
dzenno
Banned
 
Drives:
Join Date: Feb 2006

Posts: 5,884
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by boostd92 View Post
It's nice to get reviews on products, but some that sound *slightly* less like an advertisement might be nice They must have cut you quite the discount to be the prototype.. hehe.
So what even if he did, what's your point?? Next time we'll PM you before anyone else so you can be first and you can get the discount...but you'll owe us all the research and an amazing writeup with detailed pics...

what a comment...
dzenno is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 03:33 PM   #28
AltecBX
Colonel
 
AltecBX's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 335xi Sedan
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NYC

Posts: 2,636
iTrader: (0)

What a review; Very informatively; Great research.
What do you think for the xi?
__________________
335xi Sedan 6AT | Weather(70-85°F) | N54 Tune Comparison Chart || N54 Turbo Upgrade Comparison Chart
-PROcede Rev. 2.5 ~ v5 (3/17 maps) / JB4 (8/21 maps) / COBB (Stg2+FMIC LT Aggressive maps)
†Procede Map2(UT 45 - IGN 40) Aggression Target 2.0 | 0-60 in 4.0sec || †Cobb E30 LT (35% Ethanol/65% 93 Octane) | 0-60 in 3.9sec
AR Design Catless DP | BMS DCI + OCC | ETS 5 FMIC | Alpina B3 Trans Flash |235/265 19" Michelin PSS
AltecBX is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 03:33 PM   #29
chris b.
Brigadier General
 
chris b.'s Avatar
 
Drives: zmp e90
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: White Plains NY

Posts: 3,233
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 335i  [0.00]
***first off: great review boosted. we all owe you big time for your reviews!!!!*****

not to be a dick, but i hope these are better than the supposedly bulletproof shafts i got for my honda project a few years ago. they vibrated, broke and were never right. they look awesome and i know d.s.s has a great rep. unfortunately for me they didn't work out.

i do wish nothing but the best for all who try this.
__________________

Brentuning Cobb AP pro tune
2010 335i zmp fbo
465whp 513tq 50% E85
chris b. is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 03:47 PM   #30
boostd92
Captain
 
Drives: '11 E92 M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago, IL

Posts: 664
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris b. View Post
not to be a dick, but i hope these are better than the supposedly bulletproof shafts i got for my honda project a few years ago. they vibrated, broke and were never right. they look awesome and i know d.s.s has a great rep. unfortunately for me they didn't work out. .
+1. This is what I meant by my comment. I've been building turbo cars for 15+ years, and in my personal experience, the advertised whp capability of DSS axles is a joke. We regularly broke "1,000whp" axles on MR2's/Hondas/Miatas, with less than 600whp.

Put it this way... if we all wanted to find out what tires hooked the best at the dragstrip so we could get some good sixties, how seriously would you take the guy sponsored by Michelin who's out there saying, "I tried em, and they are no doubt the greatest thing since sliced bread!"

All I'm saying is you could word the review so it doesn't sound so obviously biased, especially since they haven't been tested yet (on a slick, at the track, with hard launches). Without a review on how they actually perform, at least throw in a comparison shot of how they compare physically.

This is CONSTRUCTIVE criticism... I'm only suggesting how to make the review better, not just hating.

Flame on.
boostd92 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 04:06 PM   #31
Former_Boosted_IS
Major General
 
Drives: 4 Wheels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Planet Earth!

Posts: 5,180
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by boostd92 View Post
So... after that long read there were no direct comparison pics to see what's different between stock and "1,000hp" axles?

It's nice to get reviews on products, but some that sound *slightly* less like an advertisement might be nice They must have cut you quite the discount to be the prototype.. hehe.
I had to send my axles to them for the upgrade, so I couldn't sit the bars side by side, however I do have pictures of both sets in the review. I am not about to crack open the CV case to to take pictures of the race and cage as I don't want to try to reassemble it. This is no prototype as the parts were already in stock, but they just needed to verify things using our stock parts. BMW shares quite a bit of parts from the E36/E46/E9x.

I am not sure what you want from me? I really do not have to spend all my time writing these. I just figured it was a good item to write a review/DIY to write for the forums. Hmm.
Former_Boosted_IS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 04:14 PM   #32
boostd92
Captain
 
Drives: '11 E92 M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago, IL

Posts: 664
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
I hear you. Sorry if I jumped the gun a bit, but DSS is no newcomer... you'll find lots of dissapointed stories around the tuner scene.

It was very nice of you to writeup the how-to on replacement. VERY USEFUL, THANK YOU.

As a "review" of the axles themselves, well, I'm interested to hear from you after you've been to the strip on some nasty tires, or well-prepared track. That is all.
boostd92 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 04:16 PM   #33
Former_Boosted_IS
Major General
 
Drives: 4 Wheels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Planet Earth!

Posts: 5,180
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike@N54Tuning.com View Post
Another amazing review/DIY as always... I know a few people will be interested in this for sure.

Mike
Mike thank you for the kind words. I also know a number of people who are ready for this upgrade. The future continues to look brighter and brighter for our platform.
Former_Boosted_IS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 04:20 PM   #34
Former_Boosted_IS
Major General
 
Drives: 4 Wheels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Planet Earth!

Posts: 5,180
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AltecBX View Post
What a review; Very informatively; Great research.
What do you think for the xi?
AltecBX, thanks for the compliments.

That is a great question and one I thought of when I was researching this. The XI and I both use the exact same rear half shafts according to realOEM.
Former_Boosted_IS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 04:22 PM   #35
Former_Boosted_IS
Major General
 
Drives: 4 Wheels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Planet Earth!

Posts: 5,180
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris b. View Post
***first off: great review boosted. we all owe you big time for your reviews!!!!*****

not to be a dick, but i hope these are better than the supposedly bulletproof shafts i got for my honda project a few years ago. they vibrated, broke and were never right. they look awesome and i know d.s.s has a great rep. unfortunately for me they didn't work out.

i do wish nothing but the best for all who try this.
chris b., I am glad the review offers some valuable info and I am glad you presented your experience in a nice way. LOL! I will push the car hard and we will know more. One thing to note is the E46 and E36 DSS half shafts have performed very well and the race/cage I believe is shared.
Former_Boosted_IS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 04:45 PM   #36
hun77777
Brigadier General
 
hun77777's Avatar
 
Drives: SG E92
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Seattle WA

Posts: 4,624
iTrader: (58)

great review... as always...

will you ever track ur car? love to see what all these play in the playground... you've up and gone and done a lot of things that most e9x owners haven't done...

also what was the turnaround time if ordered? off-the-shelf-ready-to-go? days? weeks? months?
__________________
SGE92TT......................... 12.331 Sec @ 117.89 Mph............................POWERED BY
l BMS DCI l HELIX IC l FORGE DVs l RR OCC & CP & SCOOPS l AR 3" DPs l AE QUADs l BLISTEIN PSS10 l P3 VENT GUAGE l VISHNU PROCEDE V4 AUTOTUNE l Lots of Window Stickers


Last edited by hun77777; 08-31-2010 at 04:51 PM.
hun77777 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 04:53 PM   #37
Former_Boosted_IS
Major General
 
Drives: 4 Wheels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Planet Earth!

Posts: 5,180
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hun77777 View Post
great review... as always...

will you ever track ur car? love to see what all these play in the playground... you've up and gone and done a lot of things that most e9x owners haven't done...
hun77777, thanks for the compliments on the review.

I have a few more items I want to upgrade on my car before the motor gets the full built. With that said, I will try to get some runs down under my belt in the future. The problem has been that my car is apart almost 90% of the time. LOL! All kiding aside, I feel a lot more comfortable with upgraded half shafts at the track with my power level than I did before.
Former_Boosted_IS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 07:09 PM   #38
Belarus
Brigadier General
 
Belarus's Avatar
 
Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: GTA

Posts: 3,906
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Another great contribution from you
__________________

12.770 @ 112.81 mph||slip||JB4|FMIC|DPs|DCI|N54 DVs|ER CP|Koni FSD|Eibach-Pro|F Strut-bar|R Sway-bar|Hankooks V12|DPE SP16|BBK|15%Tint|CF Front Lip|CF Diffuser|M3 Spoiler|SmartTop|LUX AE|Debadged
Belarus is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 08:40 PM   #39
DefactoM6
Sees the world the way it could be
 
Drives: '88 M6, '02 Z8, '09 E92 335i
Join Date: May 2010
Location: CT

Posts: 762
iTrader: (11)

FBIS, no matter what anyone else says, thank you again for a wonderful review, and for being such an absurdly valuable asset to the E9X-driving community. Having personally relied on your DIYs and your product reviews to make decisions on my own car, I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say that your constant pushing of the boundaries and your documentation thereof is immensely helpful and irreplaceable. Bravo, and thanks again for an excellent review (what else is new!?), keep up the great work...now go cut some hot 60's!
__________________
DefactoM6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 08:55 PM   #40
ultimateracing335
Second Lieutenant
 
ultimateracing335's Avatar
 
Drives: blk 335i sedan with mods
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: toronto canada

Posts: 219
iTrader: (0)

I'm going to send my broken one tomorrow and look for a a scrap one to get a pair. Do you know the part numbers off hand? Thanks for being the first.

Group buy anybody?
ultimateracing335 is offline   Greece
0
Reply With Quote
      09-01-2010, 04:58 AM   #41
chris b.
Brigadier General
 
chris b.'s Avatar
 
Drives: zmp e90
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: White Plains NY

Posts: 3,233
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Former_Boosted_IS View Post
chris b., I am glad the review offers some valuable info and I am glad you presented your experience in a nice way. LOL! I will push the car hard and we will know more. One thing to note is the E46 and E36 DSS half shafts have performed very well and the race/cage I believe is shared.
cant wait to see how they perform!

thanks again for all the info you provide us!!!
__________________

Brentuning Cobb AP pro tune
2010 335i zmp fbo
465whp 513tq 50% E85
chris b. is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-01-2010, 03:31 PM   #42
Former_Boosted_IS
Major General
 
Drives: 4 Wheels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Planet Earth!

Posts: 5,180
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Belarus View Post
Another great contribution from you
Belarus, I am glad you enjoyed the read.
Former_Boosted_IS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-01-2010, 03:33 PM   #43
Former_Boosted_IS
Major General
 
Drives: 4 Wheels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Planet Earth!

Posts: 5,180
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DefactoM6 View Post
FBIS, no matter what anyone else says, thank you again for a wonderful review, and for being such an absurdly valuable asset to the E9X-driving community. Having personally relied on your DIYs and your product reviews to make decisions on my own car, I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say that your constant pushing of the boundaries and your documentation thereof is immensely helpful and irreplaceable. Bravo, and thanks again for an excellent review (what else is new!?), keep up the great work...now go cut some hot 60's!
DefactoM6, thank you for the very nice words of encouragement. Once the DIYs are written, the other enthusiasts will have access to them for years to come. I am glad that I can help move this platform toward a greater future.

Track time is coming...
Former_Boosted_IS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-01-2010, 03:33 PM   #44
Former_Boosted_IS
Major General
 
Drives: 4 Wheels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Planet Earth!

Posts: 5,180
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris b. View Post
cant wait to see how they perform!

thanks again for all the info you provide us!!!
chris b., I am glad the info is appreciated. I hope to get some more miles on them soon.
Former_Boosted_IS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
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
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:00 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, 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