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      06-11-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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N55 engine potential

What kind of potential does the N55 have? When a real tune like Cobb comes out, what kind of power could we see with this engine?

What kind of 0-60 times? 4.0? Total HP?
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You mean the MPPK is unreal? Actually I agree
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Meh... its a factory tune..I'm sure it's great.

However, I'm interested in something that pushes the car a little harder.
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Meh... its a factory tune..I'm sure it's great.

However, I'm interested in something that pushes the car a little harder.
Me too....but I also want to drive this car for 100k miles....and want my warranty (which I paid a lot of $$ for) intact for 4yrs/50k.
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370 whp and 430wtq from JB4 Stage 2, DP, w/ Meth.

Knock off 10-15hp or so w/o meth.

At least a handful have run 1/4 times under 12 seconds on stock turbos. Someone on this board with Stage 2 and DP with drag radials ran 11.9. Don't think he had any other mods.

Just stage 1 produced 310whp/`345wtq with no other mods. I need to dyno my car some day to see what my particular car puts out.

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Never mentioned MPPK, I was more or less referring to the BMS tune.

MPPK is a very "real" tune that completely remaps the car.

Just looking for some insight on the potential of the n55 engine.
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Never mentioned MPPK, I was more or less referring to the BMS tune.

MPPK is a very "real" tune that completely remaps the car.

Just looking for some insight on the potential of the n55 engine.
We may see near 400whp with E85/Meth and some fine tuning, but that's probably about it. I'd guess it'll fall short somewhere around 385whp. But with the upgraded turbos in development all bets are off.

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We may see near 400whp with E85/Meth and some fine tuning, but that's probably about it......But with the upgraded turbos in development all bets are off....
+1

400whp seems to be the max that the E90 N55 guys are seeing with FBO+e85.

RB Turbos and Vargas are both working on single turbo upgrades for the N55 motor that "should" be able to work with the F30 chassis, according to the vendors. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see 500whp with the turbo upgrade, that's what the N54 guys are getting with the RB turbo upgrade.
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The ppk and cobb tunes do not make as much power as the JB4 Stg 2 on the N55 and this has been proven on dynos and on the track. Cobb is much more competitive on the N54 platform though.
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What kind of potential does the N55 have? When a real tune like Cobb comes out, what kind of power could we see with this engine?

What kind of 0-60 times? 4.0? Total HP?
The N55 world record power figures on a dynojet are around 400whp and 500wtq using a JB4 and E85 or meth. It's a torque monster but that little turbo limits power greatly. With a new larger turbo the sky will be the limit though.

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Do you think this tranny can handle 500wtq and sustain that?
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If and when a turbo upgrade becomes available... Would it be really expensive? And would we have to upgrade other engine components to handle the extra power?
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If and when a turbo upgrade becomes available... Would it be really expensive? And would we have to upgrade other engine components to handle the extra power?
I think the N54 internals were fine, so I'd suspect ours to be ok up to a point. I haven't heard any issues thusfar, but don't think anyone is running much over 400whp yet, but the upgraded turbos should change that quickly.

I'd have to search for it, but I think they were charging around $3kish for the bigger turbos.
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