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      10-09-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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N55 Tester Still Needed

Ok, I am honestly slightly surprised we do not have people knocking down the door to get their car in as a tester. Our AT tester and I decided it best to go with someone else as I explained that we cannot guarantee his transmission or his engine for that matter can hold up to the new found power levels. This is all uncharted territory. The engine we are not so worried about, but the tranny could be an issue, but you never find these things out if you do not push.

Here is what we are looking for a late 2011 - early 2012 N55 AT, MT, or DCT. We have no real preference, what you get is this upgrade at parts cost ONLY, no labor, no tuning time, no dyno fees, you pay our cost for the parts and its yours to keep after we are done testing. Your car needs to at least have, DP upgrade, Intake, Charge pipe upgrade, if it does not we will give you our cost on those as well and install them at the same time. You will have to buy an AP or JB4 for the tuning but this is also something you keep after you are done. Cobb has told us they will be ready with the ATR when we are to get tuning. The upgrade is completed and sitting on the shelf as of yesterday waiting for a test car so we an fit the lines and get going. Once the car is here it will not sit around, installation will start the next day and we will get moving.

If anyone is interested, email me directly at Tony@vargasturbo.com. Look forward to speaking with you.

Note: There will be a waiver involved that will need to be signed that states we are not responsible for tranny, engine or any other drive train damage. This is just standard for any sort of testing, but I do not want it to come as a surprise.

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I wish you could ship the turbo to the east coast...I'd give you my car to test on..
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I wish you could ship the turbo to the east coast...I'd give you my car to test on..
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Where's testing going to be done?
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why doesnt someone with a warranty test for you? i would but im on the east coast
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Partner with an east coast shop like VAC, fly out to the east coast with the parts, get one installed, tuned, make massive numbers, set up production and distribution channels, ?????, profit.
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Partner with an east coast shop like VAC, fly out to the east coast with the parts, get one installed, tuned, make massive numbers, set up production and distribution channels, ?????, profit.
Vargas + VAC? I'd drop my car there in a heartbeat
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Partner with an east coast shop like VAC, fly out to the east coast with the parts, get one installed, tuned, make massive numbers, set up production and distribution channels, ?????, profit.
We actually do a lot with VAC. I speak with Mike all the time. Very good people. If we do not get a local tester soon we may just do that. Problem is, this first install is going to be used to build the lines to be sold with the kits etc. Its not a direct bolt on yet, as we have a couple lines we need to adapt. Once we do that, its a plug and play as the lines will comes with every turbo.
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We actually do a lot with VAC. I speak with Mike all the time. Very good people. If we do not get a local tester soon we may just do that. Problem is, this first install is going to be used to build the lines to be sold with the kits etc. Its not a direct bolt on yet, as we have a couple lines we need to adapt. Once we do that, its a plug and play as the lines will comes with every turbo.
If you do decide to go this route, might not be a bad idea to post in the regional section... although I'd definitely be down to be the tester. Just couldn't promise you I'd have the money in time by the time you do it
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why doesnt someone with a warranty test for you? i would but im on the east coast
Because..... this would void it??!
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Because..... this would void it??!
Obviously but the upgrage uses the stock housing or if something happens you could throw the orignal turbo back on?
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Interesting, I live in Arizona, have "catted" cpe downpipe, Jb4 stage 2,BMS intake, exhaust, No charge pipe yet, Looking at CXracing intercooler-chargepipe kit, Car has 27k miles and still under warranty...Hmmmmmm


Link for cxracing ww.cxracing.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CXR&Product_Co de=KIT-N55-E9-IC0047-E9&Category_Code=E90

Any one else using this??
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We are in Norcal, still looking. Had a few emails but no one serious, seems like we are on the wrong coast for this right now.. Also part of the beauty of this upgrade is it would not void your warranty as it would appear stock from the outside and if you flashed back to a normal tune, they dealership would have a hard time detecting the upgrade
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We are in Norcal, still looking. Had a few emails but no one serious, seems like we are on the wrong coast for this right now.. Also part of the beauty of this upgrade is it would not void your warranty as it would appear stock from the outside and if you flashed back to a normal tune, they dealership would have a hard time detecting the upgrade
Darn my old home state! Used to live in Sacramento... :-( other wise you would have a test car. Most of my mods have been installed by BMW techs who are my friends so I could easily slide by with this, Oh well :-(
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Darn my old home state! Used to live in Sacramento... :-( other wise you would have a test car. Most of my mods have been installed by BMW techs who are my friends so I could easily slide by with this, Oh well :-(
Plus I have the BMW PPK as my stock tune... wish this could happen ;-)
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As an SF bay area local I'd gladly donate my car but I can't survive without one and don't have enough extra money at the moment =/. Good luck!
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Does it matter if the car is rwd or awd?
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Does it matter if the car is rwd or awd?
It does not, we would love to test an XI.
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Tester issue is solved. Jeff at BMS is just going to ship us his car. It's a win win for everyone. Terry already bought an upgrade, we will install it for him, develop the lines, verify diverter valve function etc. Then drive the car back down to terry and let them test avd tune it. Once we gets the lines and all that done we can start shipping to the pre-orders and other tuning methods, Cobb, vishnu, etc can be utilized. Thanks to Terry and Jeff at BMS. This is by far the best solution for the test car.
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