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Default 04-21-2017, 09:13 AM

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Search the forums buddy plenty of info !!!!!! @ VTT your customer service is horrible beyond words , your product is sketchy ( always blaming the tune ) when your turbos blow up . What good are records ( your own records ) if you cant provide quality product !!! Plenty of people on this forums and others that can vouch so please dont even start !! You would look alot better admitting you had a problem with some of your turbos and addressing it was fixed / and or working on a solution , than lying to people !!! Thats why people are going with other vendors like ( MMP ) ( Pure Turbos ) because they know what ( Customer Service is ) !! Tony is English your first language ? i have a feeling that its not , thats why you dont understand sometimes and its understanable !!!
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Default 04-21-2017, 09:15 AM

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Default 04-21-2017, 10:50 AM

Great job knocking this out on jackstands, op. I think you'll enjoy the turbos and the newfound power for a while... until the power itch bites again lol.

With regards to VTT customer support... Tony was always quick to answer my questions and provide support whenever needed. He even went so far as to overnight the turbos back to his shop then to my installer to replace two nuts as a preventive measure as ONE nut out of a whole batch was found not up to spec. He also helped trouble shoot issues caused by the installer. Suffice to say, I have no qualms with VTT's customer service and will recommend them without any reservations based on my personal experience.



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Default 04-21-2017, 01:08 PM

Just as another data point, I had the GC Lites installed a month or so ago. The guy who installed them is a Vargas certified installer and really knows his stuff on the N54, and he had no issues installing the inlets, turbos, install kit, etc.

Due to the complete lack of customer reviews, dyno graphs, timeslips, etc. for GC lites, I fully planned to post up logs/dyno once I had it dialed in ... Just did not make sense to me to post logs that were premature or half-baked tuning-wise. However I had to install and dial in the TBI afterwards, then wait for the right hobb's switch, and now need to swap out a bad 4bar for 3.5 bar sensor, and have been busy with work ... so taking longer. I'm currently trying to get this thing tuned with Trebila ... once it's set, will post up logs.

So far I have a couple thousand miles on them, no issues.


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Default 04-21-2017, 03:03 PM

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Just as another data point, I had the GC Lites installed a month or so ago. The guy who installed them is a Vargas certified installer and really knows his stuff on the N54, and he had no issues installing the inlets, turbos, install kit, etc.

Due to the complete lack of customer reviews, dyno graphs, timeslips, etc. for GC lites, I fully planned to post up logs/dyno once I had it dialed in ... Just did not make sense to me to post logs that were premature or half-baked tuning-wise. However I had to install and dial in the TBI afterwards, then wait for the right hobb's switch, and now need to swap out a bad 4bar for 3.5 bar sensor, and have been busy with work ... so taking longer. I'm currently trying to get this thing tuned with Trebila ... once it's set, will post up logs.

So far I have a couple thousand miles on them, no issues.
Awesome! Looking forward to seeing those numbers!


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Default 04-24-2017, 09:37 AM

what do you have for the charge pipe/ bov?


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Default 04-25-2017, 11:00 PM

GCs look like a great option.
Tony had great customer support when I was a customer.

Plus he likes all my instagram pics of my baby haha.
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Default 04-28-2017, 07:42 AM

Ya I have VTT and they have been great. I cant say enough good about Tony and his guys. DO NOT LISTEN to the haters. VTT has great customer care not to mention great products. I am jealous I wanted the GCs but they weren't in the budget...
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Default 05-15-2017, 03:55 PM

I have a pair of GCs and have had zero issues. I shipped the car out to Tony/VTT and they handled everything. The car went from making 396WHP on JB4/93 octane to 660WHP on e85. I highly recommend Vargas for your N54 needs - especially if you're like myself and don't have the knowledge/tools/space/patience to tackle such a job.


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Default 05-16-2017, 04:05 AM

yeah I'm seriously looking into getting the GC lites, as I just want around 500whp on pump they should do the trick though I have 140k on the engine.... I might do a compression test before I swipe the card!
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Default 05-16-2017, 08:20 AM

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I have a pair of GCs and have had zero issues. I shipped the car out to Tony/VTT and they handled everything. The car went from making 396WHP on JB4/93 octane to 660WHP on e85. I highly recommend Vargas for your N54 needs - especially if you're like myself and don't have the knowledge/tools/space/patience to tackle such a job.
Sounds dope, any vids of your setup..??


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Default 05-16-2017, 09:14 AM

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Sounds dope, any vids of your setup..??
None so far... We were going to shoot vids of the dyno pulls, but Tony ended up running the dyno by himself.


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Default 05-16-2017, 09:31 AM

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None so far... We were going to shoot vids of the dyno pulls, but Tony ended up running the dyno by himself.
VTT Trolls be like: Damn Tony, hoggin up all the dyno time.. That's it I'm never buyin VTT again, how dare him use that dyno to test his **** out..


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Default 08-30-2017, 02:51 AM

Any issues so far? Smoke? Rattle?


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Default 08-30-2017, 04:55 AM

No smoke. No rattle. Still running 💪


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Default 08-30-2017, 05:40 AM

How many miles do you have on them?


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6k miles on them currently. Ive run quite a bit of wot runs as well.


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Default 08-30-2017, 05:31 PM

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6k miles on them currently. Ive run quite a bit of wot runs as well.
Very nice. And tranny issues? I have an xi as well. Im at about 500hp and kinda scared to go past that. Do you know your dyno numbers?


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Why would a two piece be harder?
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Very nice. And tranny issues? I have an xi as well. Im at about 500hp and kinda scared to go past that. Do you know your dyno numbers?
I have yet to dyno my car. So I'm not sure what it puts down to the wheels.
Honestly I'm suprised how well the transmission has held up. It still shifts smooth and fast. No slippage. Ive only launched it a couple times but ive down countless wot runs in 2 3 and 4th.


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Default 09-04-2017, 04:44 AM

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I have a pair of GCs and have had zero issues. I shipped the car out to Tony/VTT and they handled everything. The car went from making 396WHP on JB4/93 octane to 660WHP on e85. I highly recommend Vargas for your N54 needs - especially if you're like myself and don't have the knowledge/tools/space/patience to tackle such a job.
Do you have a graph? That's alot of power how is the auto holding up?
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Default 09-09-2017, 08:43 AM

I have a dyno graph but I guess it has to be hosted online somewhere to insert here...

No issues with the 6AT so far. When the car was tuned we held the torque to the 600-625 range to try and prevent damage. The transmission was serviced and also has the Alpina flash. I don't think anyone really knows a firm upper limit for torque on the steptronic, but I'm uninterested in finding out.

At low speeds you do have to be ready to paddle shift though, because those GCs spool very quickly and once they start eating you just blink and you're hitting the rev limiter.

Having said all that, I haven't done a whole lot of straight line launches since I'm still on street tires. 1st gear is pretty much useless but the car launches from 2nd nicely. It is pure joy, however, to be rolling along at 100 mph or so and just mash your foot down and hang on...


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Default 10-06-2017, 03:33 PM

I have 172k on tranny and its still shifting strong


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Default 10-06-2017, 03:34 PM

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I have a dyno graph but I guess it has to be hosted online somewhere to insert here...

No issues with the 6AT so far. When the car was tuned we held the torque to the 600-625 range to try and prevent damage. The transmission was serviced and also has the Alpina flash. I don't think anyone really knows a firm upper limit for torque on the steptronic, but I'm uninterested in finding out.

At low speeds you do have to be ready to paddle shift though, because those GCs spool very quickly and once they start eating you just blink and you're hitting the rev limiter.

Having said all that, I haven't done a whole lot of straight line launches since I'm still on street tires. 1st gear is pretty much useless but the car launches from 2nd nicely. It is pure joy, however, to be rolling along at 100 mph or so and just mash your foot down and hang on...
I have similar power goals but am nervous about tranny... How many miles do you have on it? Alpina flash huh, that's the first I have read about this. Is this a must have getting towards 600whp?
If it's not obvious enough, I'm just getting started on this beast.

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