N54 Upgraded Downpipes BMW N54 engines have long been known to deliver great performance with a few basic bolt-on mods. Simple bolt-ons for the N54 can push the engine to 400-450+whp with relative ease. Downpipe (DP) upgrades are among the best mods to take the 3.0L twin turbo engine to the next level. In this guide, we compare N54 catless and catted downpipes, discuss pros … [Read more...] about BMW N54 Downpipes Upgrade Guide
BMW E82 Buyers Guide The BMW 1-series made its initial debut in 2004 in the form of the E87 5-door hatch. It wasn't until 2008 that BMW brought the 1-series to North America as the E82 coupe and E88 convertible. Models include the 128i, 135i, and legendary 1M. We'll make reference to some foreign models, but this article is primarily targeting the US models. In this guide, we … [Read more...] about Ultimate BMW E82/E88 1 Series Buyers Guide
E90 & E92 Suspension Mods We believe BMW did an excellent job with the E90 and E92 chassis. They might not be the lightest cars compared to the previous 3 series models. However, the E9x chassis offers great balance and the power steering feels flawless. Of course, with most E90 and E92's nearing or surpassing a decade old a lot of the suspension parts are likely on their … [Read more...] about BMW E90 E92 Suspension Upgrade Guide
BMW N54 Stock Engine Limits How much power can the N54 engine handle in stock form? What are the limits on the N54 block, pistons, rods, etc? These questions come up frequently, but there is no perfect answer. Nonetheless, there are generally accepted limits for the N54. We lay this out straight-forward and dive into a deeper analysis of N54 engine strength and horsepower … [Read more...] about How Much Power Can the BMW N54 Handle?
N54 Charge Pipes & Blow-Off Valves (BOV) A charge pipe (CP) is an excellent early mod to knock out on your BMW N54. It's not so much for the performance benefit as it is for the peace of mind. The stock N54 CP is plastic and is prone to cracking under higher than stock boost. Chargepipe upgrades also allow the option to upgrade to a blow-off valve (BOV) rather than the … [Read more...] about BMW N54 ChargePipe & BOV Upgrade Guide