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Default 09-22-2015, 08:38 AM

Well my worst nightmare happened this Saturday. Driving home from work at midnight I was hit by a drunk driver. Insurance has already told me its totaled. I'm going to something larger so if anyone missed the preorder and wants to buy mine please let me know. If this isn't allowed let me know and I will delete.
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Default 09-22-2015, 10:20 AM

That sucks man!! Sorry to hear it.


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Default 09-22-2015, 03:45 PM

5 series guys are good to go. Installed the intakes on my 08 535xi in the last 2 days. I did the install when I installed my new OEM turbos. Subframe removed....

Stock intakes at turbos.





RB intakes before turbo install and after.











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Default 09-22-2015, 03:51 PM

Old intakes and where I cut them.





I used a 1/4" wrench and an E socket to remove the front and rear bolts from the stock *****.





I pulled this loose to get the front pipe out.


The front pipe is routed pretty darn well.






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Default 09-22-2015, 03:56 PM

Sorry if some of the pictures are bad. It's very difficult to get good shots. We also were in a terrible hurry to get the job done.

All in all, it wasn't terrible. Getting the old front pipe out was the hardest part. The old rear pipe came out easily once it was cut. Install of the RB ***** was fairly easy. Then again, I had EVERYTHING removed. Turbos, all piping, water pump, and thermostat.

As far as performance. That's very hard for me to gauge. I did a FBO with this install from stock, so the car feels amazing.

If you have any questions, I will answer what I can!


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Default 09-22-2015, 04:13 PM

Looks good. How does it sound?
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Default 09-22-2015, 04:18 PM

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Looks good. How does it sound?

Like I said, I added a full bolt on from bone stock all at once, so it sounds very different to me.


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Default 09-22-2015, 04:44 PM

Great news for 5 series folks. Timmay, where are you located?
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Columbus Ohio


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Default 09-22-2015, 04:55 PM

Damn, too far to help me install turbos....lol.
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Default 09-23-2015, 05:37 AM

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Adapters (Option 2) $300 Includes option 1 PLUS 3 custom CNC adapters (2 recirc bungs, 1 PCV heater element seat/stainless ring), silicone blanking caps (for recircs), and 3 stainless worm clamps customized for the adapters.


5 Series List:
1. longnvu + adapters
2. y09gsn + adapters
3. Duperstar + adapters
4. viperware + adapters
5. Maximum996 + adapters
6. UnderPressure + adapters
7. Trickcruiser + adapters
8. duracell8 + adapters
9. JWMich + adapters
10. hkninja + adapters
11. Seven11 + adapters

Payment instructions:
1) Payment Method- Paypal ONLY. Our paypal address is rob.rbturbo@gmail.com (we appreciate payments sent without fees if at all possible. ie. friends and family, etc.)
2) Payment total- $300 plus shipping with adapters. Shipping charges discussed in next point. The adapter kit will be ~$100 purchased separately from the kit (plus shipping of course), so ordering it now is better than later.
3) Shipping charges-
Domestic: FedEx Ground $30 (1-4 days)
(US Protectorates) USPS Priority Mail $40 OR USPS Priority Mail Express $75
International: USPS Priority Mail International $75 (6-10 days) OR USPS Priority Mail Express International $100 (3-5 days)
4) Payment note to read- RB Turbo N54 Turbo Inlet (+ adapters) Group Buy, Shipping option (ie. Domestic: FedEx Ground $30) AND Member Username.
5) Make sure your shipping address is on the paypal AND accurate.
UPDATE: As seen above by our 3rd party 5 series test fitter the inlets do in fact fit as hoped. The Group Buy for 5 series can commence if still interested.

Thanks,
Rob


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Default 09-23-2015, 05:38 AM

UPDATE 2: Still no tracking provided from the vendor. I suspect this order has put them into overload, last update was that they will ship this week so hopefully we get a tracking soon. We have all of our extra hardware (going to anodizers today), clamps, boxes, etc etc. Just awaiting the silicone to arrive mainly.


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Default 09-23-2015, 06:15 AM

Rob,

Paypal sent,



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Default 09-24-2015, 09:54 PM

Sucks that this is taking so long. Was hoping to get them this weekend..
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Update on the inlets........

I did do an entire FBO at once, so it is hard to give a specific review on the intake *****, but the car DOES pulls like a freight train. At first I thought I had a boost leak based on the angry sounds coming from under the hood, but in fact, it is the sound of the turbo intake, which in part can be contributed to the intakes! I am still tweaking the JB4 settings, but I am having a ton of fun with this rocket. Very happy with the intake design and quality. Well done RB.


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Default 09-25-2015, 11:10 AM

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Update on the inlets........

I did do an entire FBO at once, so it is hard to give a specific review on the intake *****, but the car DOES pulls like a freight train. At first I thought I had a boost leak based on the angry sounds coming from under the hood, but in fact, it is the sound of the turbo intake, which in part can be contributed to the intakes! I am still tweaking the JB4 settings, but I am having a ton of fun with this rocket. Very happy with the intake design and quality. Well done RB.
Thanks for the feedback and glad you are happy with them!

Our vendor is still trying their best to get the first wave of these out the door to us, so we are still awaiting them to do as such so we can get an idea of when it will arrive. Can't wait for more of you to start getting these in your hands!

Rob


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Default 09-25-2015, 11:47 AM

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Update on the inlets........

I did do an entire FBO at once, so it is hard to give a specific review on the intake *****, but the car DOES pulls like a freight train. At first I thought I had a boost leak based on the angry sounds coming from under the hood, but in fact, it is the sound of the turbo intake, which in part can be contributed to the intakes! I am still tweaking the JB4 settings, but I am having a ton of fun with this rocket. Very happy with the intake design and quality. Well done RB.
Would you be able to make a little movie for us waiting. Have it made from the inside of the car while driving so we can hear the intake sound under load?
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Would you be able to make a little movie for us waiting. Have it made from the inside of the car while driving so we can hear the intake sound under load?

Lol. I guess so...... Give me a day or so. Weekends are busy for us.


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Default 09-25-2015, 08:15 PM

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Lol. I guess so...... Give me a day or so. Weekends are busy for us.
Hey Timmay, what size E socket did you use to remove the front and rear stock inlet bolts? Also, is that a longer 1/4 wrench or would a standard length also work? Thx, Mike.
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Hey Timmay, what size E socket did you use to remove the front and rear stock inlet bolts? Also, is that a longer 1/4 wrench or would a standard length also work? Thx, Mike.
If I remember correctly it's a T25. If not it's a T27.

The wrench I started off with was a normal 1/4". We then found a longer one which made it easier. Both front and back tubes are a pain, but doable.


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Default 09-26-2015, 06:07 PM

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If I remember correctly it's a T25. If not it's a T27.

The wrench I started off with was a normal 1/4". We then found a longer one which made it easier. Both front and back tubes are a pain, but doable.
Thank you sir.
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Default 09-27-2015, 01:14 AM

I hope some one does a diy write up install for this.


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Default 09-27-2015, 09:30 AM

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I hope some one does a diy write up install for this.
Yes, and with everything installed except for ***. There's enough DP DIYs and I doubt you could install inlets with them in position.
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Default 09-28-2015, 07:02 AM

Update: Good news. Some of these have shipped to us. Will provide more specifics as they are known, but from what I am told we should be shipping off 10+ sets this week.

Thanks,
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Default 09-28-2015, 10:42 AM

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Update: Good news. Some of these have shipped to us. Will provide more specifics as they are known, but from what I am told we should be shipping off 10+ sets this week.

Thanks,
Rob
only 10?!! this is pretty disappointing
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