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McSpeed 01-25-2010 03:46 PM

Technique Tuning Turbo ZHP impressions
 
We wrapped up the install of the Technique Tuning Turbo on my 2005 330i ZHP last Friday so I took a weekend road trip to put it through its paces. Informal findings so far:

1. On residential streets, getting much into the boost is basically terrifying to passengers.
2. On the highway I can now pass someone, or blow their doors completely off, which is nice.
3. Once I got out of test-the-turbo attack-mode I really began to notice just how smooth and torquey it is under more relaxed conditions. I found myself upshifting at much lower RPMs than stock. Mozying around town in 4th just seemed natural. Highway passing in 6th? Of course.
4. The sound with the stock ZHP muffler is great - deeper, but just as quiet when cruising.
5. Usually for this trip when the car was stock, the the OBC's Avg MPG readout would be 21.5. With the turbo I got 22.5 despite extra tearing-it-up on mountain roads! Surprising.

Here's the intercooler:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1142715/IMG_3867.JPG

Here's where I mounted the Greddy Profec B Spec II Boost Controller:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1142715/IMG_3865.JPG

I'm glad to say the car is now as fast as it looks. Thanks Nick!

aggieE46 01-25-2010 03:49 PM

Nice! Enjoy.

LeontiyZHP 01-25-2010 03:49 PM

Very nice! Pics of the install? Engine bay?

Bert336 01-25-2010 03:52 PM

we all want videos.... you shouldnt tease us ZHP owners like that without posting videos and numbers and moe moe pictures lol

MSpired 01-25-2010 04:15 PM

Congrats! Looking forward to some runs and vids!

FYI, your OBC is no longer accurate for measuring MPG.

NickG@TechniqueTuning 01-25-2010 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MSpired (Post 11224420)
Congrats! Looking forward to some runs and vids!

FYI, your OBC is no longer accurate for measuring MPG.

Our ECU software retains the correct scaling for the OBC's fuel consumption calculations. Hence, what is reported is fairly accurate.

NickG@TechniqueTuning 01-25-2010 04:22 PM

Glad you like the kit Brian.......happy boosting! :)

john36 01-25-2010 04:25 PM

Congrats:) Any more pics of the install? Have you dynoed it yet? Hows the idle?

MSpired 01-25-2010 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NickG@TechniqueTuning (Post 11224453)
Our ECU software retains the correct scaling for the OBC's fuel consumption calculations. Hence, what is reported is fairly accurate.

Wow, nice little feature to add! Nice stuff Nick!

zhp203 01-25-2010 04:43 PM

Where in Connecticut are you located?

MachRc 01-25-2010 05:36 PM

nice mod! congrats!

TrippinBimmer 01-25-2010 05:44 PM

Nice Mod! :woot:

-TrippinBimmer

McSpeed 01-25-2010 05:50 PM

Thanks guys! Dyno is on the calendar. Video when I get a chance/someone to run with.

Quote:

Originally Posted by john36 (Post 11224476)
Hows the idle?

The idle is rock solid. More rumbly though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by zhp203 (Post 11224573)
Where in Connecticut are you located?

like 45 min away

Here's some more pics:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1142715/IMG_3872.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1142715/IMG_3874.JPG
Convenient airbox mount points used for boost controller ground and actuator mount.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1142715/IMG_3342.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1142715/IMG_3386.JPG
These are why no welding is needed - they actually stretch to form fit the pipes.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1142715/IMG_3358.JPG
Oil pan: tapped! This was the scariest thing for me but it went real smooth. Make sure the batteries in your drill are charged enough to actually turn the monster bit.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1142715/IMG_3387.JPG
This is the heart of it: turbo, wastegate, downpipe

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1142715/IMG_3863.JPG
The top hose comes from the boost controller actuator.

SchnitzelZHP 01-25-2010 05:53 PM

that's awesome!!

post videos just driving it around!

Ervin87 01-25-2010 05:54 PM

Very nice. Can't wait to see some videos of how it pulls. :thumbsup:

Viral@ActiveAutowerke 01-25-2010 05:56 PM

Congrats Enjoy the Car Safely. :thumbsup:

2002330i 01-25-2010 06:58 PM

AHHHHHH I remember when my kit looked new like that!!!!

McSpeed 01-25-2010 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2002330i (Post 11225285)
AHHHHHH I remember when my kit looked new like that!!!!

You're the one in that 13 sec quarter mile video right? Nice!
What drag strip was that at? (it might be the closest one to me)

glass330 01-25-2010 07:21 PM

how many moneys is this?

MachRc 01-25-2010 07:50 PM

^^
http://www.techniquetuning.com/e46330turbo.html


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