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      09-14-2012, 01:14 AM   #1
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Smile What's new at Vishnu/FFTEC

Hi guys,
It's been pretty crazy last couple of weeks. The flexfuel and single turbo product development has been keeping us very busy. At times, the shop is literally filled with n54 powered vehicles, each getting a different upgrades. But pictures are worth a thousand words:

Typical day at the shop. 135/335s wall to wall.


My personal car/development mule is finally getting a cage. It should allow us to break into the 9s before having to add more points and safety features. Now we just have to make the power Jesse is a master when it comes to cage building. The door bars will be removable so as to not interfere with daily driving. While it will add about 80lbs to the weight of the car, I'm looking forward to the increased chassis rigidity which will make the car handle even better than it does now.





Here is a customer's 335xi getting a Flexfuel kit installed. His car was completely stock when it arrived. Upon leaving, he was making an extra 150+whp thanks to the Procede, Procedeflash and DCIs.




Here's another out-of-state car that was just delivered for full single turbo conversion. Dave is already on the job. I'm loving the white on tan combo.






And another (also white) single turbo conversion completed and ready for the dyno:


And another Flexfuel conversion.


And a PWM Meth kit install on a 6MT 135:


And some pre-sold single turbo conversion kits that are scheduled for installation over the next couple of weeks.


And of course, my rescued 5yr old (but new to me) German Shepard loving her role as the shop's dyno mascot:


By the end of October, there should be over 25 single turbo n54s on the road. Which means that we are well into developing the next "higher" stage. And things are looking promising. Thanks to every for their support and encouragement. We hope to end 2012 with a bang. Hopefully not a literal BANG. But a figurative one

Shiv

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      09-14-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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Loving the work! Can't wait if you ever dive into the N52 NA world after this.
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      09-14-2012, 01:43 AM   #3
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Cute dog, hope I see her at the shop one of these days.
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Wow....now I understand what Robert meant when he said you guys were crazy busy this week!
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What brand is the roll cage? Price?
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If I had $10k right now, I would literally drive all the up to SF to get a single turbo conversion!
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      09-14-2012, 01:55 AM   #7
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Cute dog, hope I see her at the shop one of these days.
I'm sure you will soon. I usually bring her to the shop in my 335. But since it's currently down for the cage install, she has been staying in the Danville office where he desperately tries to coax Robert and Garret into playing fetch every 3 minutes.

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What brand is the roll cage? Price?
It's being built, in house, from scratch. No price per se. We don't expect to sell cages. They are basically built to fit. No jigs/fixtures.

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      09-14-2012, 02:06 AM   #8
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Nice to see a CO plate representing...that's an intense drive. Did the owner move to CA, or did they drive down for some Flexfuel lovin'?
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      09-14-2012, 02:07 AM   #9
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Nice to see a CO plate representing...that's an intensive drive. Did the owner move to CA, or did they drive down for some Flexfuel lovin'?
He recently moved to CA so that certainly saved him a long drive
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He recently moved to CA so that certainly saved him a long drive
That's too bad. At at least he chose the second sweetest state in America
Oh, and thank you Shiv, received my AE Quad Exhaust from Vishnu yesterday. A+ service.
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Finally getting the cage. I thought you were going to wait until the car could do backflips.
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*raises hand* I'm the Colorado guy. It's crazy down there. Tons of cars from many makes being converted. I'm going back for more work Everyone there has been extremely informative and friendly, happy to answer questions when they aren't swamped.
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      09-14-2012, 05:30 AM   #14
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Nice! But what the heck is a thunderbird doing there. That's blasphemous.

25 singles by the end of october, that's awesome.
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I see you say you are going higher hp. Once this is developed/tested, will it be easy for current single turbo owners to switch their setup over to the higher hp one?
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Nice work Shiv!

I like seeing those kits on the floor, ready to be put into action
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Nice! But what the heck is a thunderbird doing there. That's blasphemous.

25 singles by the end of october, that's awesome.
90's model T-birds can be some seriously sleeper cars. A guy I know at the local Ford dealership has a full weight(+cage) T-bird running 9.9x in the quarter with only 530-540whp.
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You all have the best jobs, love working on cars but I was never able to make the money doing what I am doing now.

Congrats on all the work you all have.
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Congrats Shiv, Vishnu, and FFTEC. You guys have definitely become innovators in the N54 market. Wish you guys had a presence here on the East coast!
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Congrats Shiv, Vishnu, and FFTEC. You guys have definitely become innovators in the N54 market. Wish you guys had a presence here on the East coast!
Lot of money being left on the table here on the East coast
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