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  • omgboost's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 AM
    omgboost replied to a thread For Sale: RB turbos (used) in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Hey I just shot you over a pm. I'm local and interested in these! Thanks!
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    Today, 12:45 AM
    Welcome FeelThePower, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 12:28 AM
    true that.. thought you could reply to messages just not send the first one :/
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    Today, 12:26 AM
    did the test units ship out yet? anxiously waiting
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    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    Hey zinner: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum GGR.
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  • MSIZZLE's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    Trap speed on the strip is calculated by averaging the last 60 ft not the absolute speed of the car, the v box calculated the absolute speed therefore it will always be higher. the faster the car the more it will vary because the rate of acceleration over the last 60ft is significant
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    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    Erichdez0001, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    That looks awesome!
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    same here, they are easy to cook and serve. I usually just do rubs, no injection. For sauce i use "rendezvous" BBQ sauce. I've made a bunch but havent fallen in love. I stick to rubs and hot sauces
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    Sometimes ill have to get up from sleeping if my Igrill goes off due to grill temp but thats a rare occasion
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    Pulled pork is one of my favorites for feeding a big crowd! For brisket I rarely do BBQ sauce, but with butts I love sauce. I just have yet to come up with a good homemade one :rolleyes: -Rich
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    ugh, the stall is the worst. I found a slower ramp decreases it a bit which is opposite of what some say. Like you said though its all experimenting I like long cooks although some times its worthless to go for to long. I just have my own rhythm of doing things and it works for me so i continue to do it that way. I usually prep everything in the morning, get the coals going by 10pm, have the meat on by 11pm babysit it till 12am then go to bed. I'll usually have it off, cooled, and pulled by noon. I cook Butts and Briskets this way. I usually dont do briskets as long as butts though
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    I keep the temp in my smoker between 225-275. Bring the brisket up to 190-200 degrees as measured on a thermometer (use a remote one so you aren't constantly popping the lid). Takes about 1-1.5hours per pound. Ribs take about 6hours the way I do them (3-2-1 method). Not sure on sausage, but I'd imagine it's already cooked so you'll just me putting it on to add smoke flavor and warm. Maybe 1-2 hours. In that case, assuming a 10lb brisket flat (for a big get together) on a Saturday afternoon (eating between 2-3PM) I'd do the following: Rub brisket and ribs Thursday night or Friday morning. Wrap in Syran wrap and refrigerate. Around midnight on Saturday morning I'd pull the brisket from the fridge and let sit while you prep the smoker. At 1AM the smoker should be rolling and I'd put the brisket on. Around 8am I'd put the ribs on. Around noon id put the sausage on. Everything should be be ready around 2-3PM on Saturday. Adjust as necessary for when you want to eat, how hot you keep your smoker, whether you use the Texas crutch (will cut 2-3 hours easy off the brisket cooking time), etc. As mentioned above, definitely don't make your first time the time you are cooking for a big group. It will likely still be good, but it's definitely worth experimenting. -Rich
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    Each meat takes its own time. All you can plan on is having the largest last meat being done at X time. Honestly a large WSM should be more than enough with sides etc.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    Ok, so school me here. You want to do a BBQ for family and friends. You have ribs, sausage, and a brisket. Basically, a ton of meat. You keep the temp 190-200 and it should be good in 8-10 hours? So if you want it for lunch better start before bed I guess so you don't have to get up in the middle of the night? You must be dedicated.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    Traditionally about 1-1.5 hours per pound gives the best results. If you go too long, it can dry out (although that's pretty rare with brisket). But yes, the longer the more tender. Usually you want to watch the temp. Some people swear 190 for Brisket, I prefer 200. It's fun to experiment. And there is definitely prep the day before. I rub and then wrap my brisket the night before. If we were cooking for lunch, I'd have gotten up in the middle of the night. There's also something called the "Texas Crutch" - most of the smoke ring/flavor comes before 140degrees. After that, you can wrap the brisket in aluminum foil and it will get to temp faster. I've done that before and been pleased with the results. There's also a common "lag" where the brisket hits 160degress and plateaus for a while. The Texas Crutch can help push through that quicker. -Rich
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Longer I assume means more tender? If you're doing 10 plus hours it seems to be you have to prep this stuff the day before.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    Ok. I was inspired to smoke. Weather was gorgeous today too and all the snow has finally melted off the deck. Did a 6lb brisket from Costco. My normal rub recipe (earlier in the thread). Maple chunks. Lump charcoal in the smoker, but ran out so I had to do briquettes in the chimney. Smoked for about 8 hours to 195 (I normally go to 200+, but we were all starving). Let rest for 10 minutes and sliced. Did grillin' beans with a some bacon and extra BBQ sauce in it. Added a splash of Makers Mark to them as well. Also decided to throw some jalapeņos with cream cheese and bacon in them on for the last hour. Roasted some cauliflower in the oven as well. Mmmmmm. Some pics: Setting up the smoker ring: Foiled pan (put hot water in it to start since it was about 30 degrees when I began): Chimney going: Multiple thermometers (I'm an engineer - I like data) and brisket ready to roll after sitting on the fridge with the rub on overnight and then sitting in the counter for about an hour to come up to room temp a bit): Everything on the smoker: Sliced: Plated: -Rich
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread For Sale: N54 335i Partout in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Op updated.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    Hello everyone, by now most of you have seen the waves our new N54 GC turbocharger offering is making on the platform, so it's time to spill the beans on all the details, such as pricing, availability, fitment, logs, ordering giveaway, etc. We will start with pricing. the pricing schedule will be as outlined below. What is included with the default kit is turbos, inlets, charge pipe. If you already have inlets, you get a discount, if you already have one of our charge pipes (no one does yet, but a ton on order) you can get another discount. Intro Price: Intro Price: $3799 Turbos only without inlets, and CP Intro Price: $3899 Turbos with CP only (you already have either our 2" inlets or another 2" inlet brand, stock frame 1.75-1.80" inlets will NOT work) Intro Price: $3999 Turbos with Inlets, and CP both MSRP once intro price is over: MSRP: $4299 turbos only without inlets, and CP MSRP: $4399 Turbos with CP only MSRP: $4499 Turbos with inlets, and CP We will be doing the intro price for the first 20 sets sold, after that prices go up to MSRP. Availability: They are available on our website right now for Pre-order at the intro price. Sign up for the website, and use discount code VTTGCINTRO our initial order is 50 sets of these from our manufacture, we expect them arrive to us in about 30-60 days. As soon as they come in, the pre-orders ship the next day, after that we will keep stock on hand meaning, any order ships the same of next day ordered, if done so by 3pm PST, if not the next day. VTT buy back program: If you have a current set of VTT hybrid turbochargers this is the buy back offer when purchasing a set of new GC turbochargers. Stage 1: $500 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back Stage 2: $1000 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back Stage 2+: $1500 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back We do not offer any buy back for other manufactures N54 turbochargers, if you have a set try to sell them, if you have a current unfilled order speak with them about your options. Customer Appreciation Giveaway: The way we will be doing our giveaway is a little different, and gives the people who really want a set of these, the ultimate odds to get a free set. Here is how it will work. For the first 20 intro sets, every person who orders is eligible for the giveaway, for each 10 sets ordered we will give one set away, meaning by the time we get to 20 sets sold, you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning! This is a much better contest in our opinion, instead of 1 in 2-300 odds of winning, its 1 in 10, and it keeps people who are just entering the contest to possibly win, and sell the turbos from doing so. This contest if for people who truly want a set of these, and want very high odds of winning. We will make another thread for the contest, but it will be simple, our website tracks date of order, as soon as we hit the first 20, we pull a random number between 1-20 twice, and that number gets a full refund of their purchase price! Simple, and effective. (Yes this giveaway will actually happen) Fitment: Currently we are offering GC kits for N54 335LHD, 135,535,Z4. RHD fitment is coming, we are having the rear housing cast, but it takes a couple months. For the 135/535/Z4 guys, the 335 kit fits your vehicles just fine with one small change of a rear water line, which you can either buy from us, or BMW, we provide the part number. You simply purchase the 335 kit with the CP included, and retrofits the rear turbo to the 335 orientation. We have seen this done, on quite a few cars in the past with zero issues. For RHD vehicles due to the steering shaft, you will need to RHD housing, and charge pipe orientation. Do not fear it is coming! You will finally have a 750WHP RHD option! Some details as taken from our website.: WHP Level supported (with proper fuel, upgrades, and tuning) Stock-750WHP We are proud to introduce the latest in our line of N54 turbocharger products the VTT "GC"turbochargers. This is a new N54 turbocharger from the ground up, using 100% new parts throughout. Some of the ground breaking features are fully new turbocharger from the compressor housing, to the bearing housing, to the turbine housing, we had them engineered to fit in the stock N54 location, but the full flow of a much larger turbo. You will not find any huge TD04HL wheels stuffed into the tiny stock turbine housing. Every part on these turbos were designed around our specific goals for power, flow, and reliability. What we ended up with is a turbocharger that can utilize the stock location while providing enough flow for 750WHP.+ To do this we increase the area inside not only the manifolds, but also the turbine, and compressor housings, we also slightly increase AR ratio on the turbine housing to free up even more flow, while not giving up anything in spool. To put it bluntly, there is no other 750WHP capable turbocharger option on the market single or twins that can match the spool, ease of fitment, power or reliability of our "GC" turbochargers! A few more details: Upgraded thrust: Every set of stage GC turbos comes with a performance upgraded thrust to extend the life of the turbochargers. Billet Compressor wheels: Billet compressor wheels are used to maximize flow per shaft revolution Turbine housing is cast from 22+NB Stainless steel Dyno Graph, and Logs: I am sure most of you have seen the dyno graph, but if not here it is. We made 736WHP/675WTQ on 30 psi, and 9-9.4 degrees of timing. We kept TQ down on purpose to try to not break anymore motors, if we went for big boost down low, 750WTQ is easily on tap. Please note the MHD is reading high on boost due to the 4 bar scaling, our AEM log is true boost in the manifold. Datalogs: MHD Log External AEM log
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    The Gallardo Super Trofeo is no slouch. It is lighter than a standard Gallardo at roughly 31XX pounds. It makes 570 naturally aspirated horses from its 5.2 liter direct injected V10. You can see one go head to head with a Porsche 991 Turbo here where it runs 11.3 @ 125 in the 1/4 mile. By ditching the wing it can go over 130 and run low 11's as it did against a tuned BMW F82 M4. So, it's pretty quick, right? The thing is the Lambo in the video has its wing on not that it would really matter here. The D3PE supercharged Viper gives the Lambo the hit yet easily reels it in and passes in a matter of seconds. It isn't the highest quality video but it goes to show the massive power disparity between the two. That is the difference between 750+ wheel horsepower and 500 wheel horsepower.
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