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    WedgePerfomance Flash + JB4 = ABSOLUTE BEAST

    First, a little history on my first experience with Wedge and what kind of guy he is...

    Back in the Summer, when I first started messing around with the Open Source flashes from BMS, I completely bricked my car after the flash crashed during the write and put my ECU into recovery mode. I have a 2007 I8A0S MSD80 K-Line ECU and we all know how touchy these this things are with the flashing process. It's like they have a mind of their own. Anyway, at the time, no one knew all the ways this thing would react with different ECUs so I freaked out and was emailing the crap out of Terry about what to do. He put me in contact with Wedge to possibly help me re-flash my car back to BMW stock remotely using INPA and WinKFP. After getting in contact with Wedge, he loaded my laptop down with all kinds of goodies and started to work his magic. We ran into SEVERAL problems with my ECU because, for some reason, my original ECU assembly number is no longer in the S-Daten files but that didn't stop him. After 10+ hours on the phone and him doing some extensive research, we finally got everything sorted out and my car back to good health, better than it was before I messed it up and I was back to burning up the roads. LOL.

    Ok, so that's a little history of my first experience with Wedge so let's now "flash" forward several months to where we are now...

    A few weeks ago, I started getting "Bad File, ECU needs to be written with known good file" errors during the write, throwing my car back into recovery mode. Not such a big deal since because, thanks to Wedge, I've become a pro at re-flashing back to stock using INPA and WinKFP to get back running. But this time, I couldn't get the file to write at all even after several attempts. So, like always, I contacted Wedge to bail me out. After a few minutes on the phone explaining my problem, he said "Let me ask you something...are you interested in taking your car to the next level? Because I've been working on a little something that I think you might be interested in."

    He sent me a new, more aggressive "Wedge Special" flash. To first fix my current issue, he told me to turn off my halos and pull the fuse on my Walbro 455 LPFP to save power and to stabilize the voltage. The flash wrote the very first time!! And let me tell you what...this flash is a freaking monster!!! Yes, it is a bit aggressive and not for the feint of heart but this thing will put a $hit eating grin on your face that will definitely be seen by the N54 gods.

    The first time out testing the Wedge Performance Flash, two Yamaha R1s were on the interstate so I figured I'd see what it would do against those monsters. I went by them at 150+ mph and climbing. They had a very hard time even beginning to close on me and if it hadn't been for upcoming traffic, who knows what would have happened. Plus, I really didn't even stomp on it because I've been having HPFP issues and didn't want to go into LIMP mode while running these guys. Needless to say, the guys on the bikes were SHOCKED that a car could do that to them, much less a little ol 3-Series . LOL!! One of the guys had a Go-Pro on his helmet. I'm searching YouTube every day looking for the video.

    Anyway, if you REALLY want to start having some fun with your N54, give Wedge a buzz at WedgePerformance 'at' gmail along with your BIN .ORG file and your list of mods and he'll cook you up something custom that will absolutely BLISTER anything around.

    Be sure to make a donation of appreciation too. He does this from home and solely out of love and devotion to the N54 community. He was also a major player in getting the Alpina B3 transmission flash to the USA and available for all of us. Wedge has always gone above and beyond anything I would ever have expected from someone that not once ever asked for anything in return. He's definitely one of the good guys

    THANKS WEDGE!!! AWESOME WORK MAN!!!

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    Sorry man, but a stock turbo N54 is not hanging within a light year of an R1. Either they weren't racing or seriously need a rider mod.
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    R1s you say eh? Click here to enlarge LOL oh wait, TWO R1s went down and you didn't even stomp on it because of your HPFP!
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    I think they were more in shock that a 335 was even going that fast to begin with.

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    R1s will destroy every stock as well as stage 2/hybrid 1 and 3 series on the road. If you dropped it in an E30 chassis you might stand a chance lol those guys were playing, come on now

    R1s stock run low 10s in the 1/4 no problem high 130 - low 140mph traps..some even managed to dip into 9s
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    You lost me on the 2 R1's at not WOT. But Yeah, Wedge seems to be a nice guy.
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    r1's are fast.
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    I like turtles.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
    You lost me on the 2 R1's at not WOT. But Yeah, Wedge seems to be a nice guy.
    Just wait till you go +22 degrees with Wedge's map. Then you will get it. lol.

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    I'd love to try flashing that "Wedge map". I've been out of the loop lately due to work issues, so sorry for my noobishness, but can the Wedge map be flashed using a Cobb ?
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    If this wedge map is a commercial enterprise...

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    Don't get me wrong, I like wedge but the datalogs I've seen posted show there is... room for substantial improvement.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rader1 Click here to enlarge
    Don't get me wrong, I like wedge but the datalogs I've seen posted show there is... room for substantial improvement.
    Got any links? The logs I have seen have had perfect timing and no corrections. I loaded the flash up and its too aggressive I think even with E55. I reworked it and pulled some timing out of the midrange and its pretty solid now. I think its a big improvement on the ones Terry put out, particularly for drivability.

    I would be interested in seeing some other ideas on timing and fuel from people with a lot of dyno time.

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    Thrilled Wedge is taking an interest in this stuff. The more sharp guys working on the platform the better for everyone. He has some great ideas and if only 20% of them pan out it's well worth it. Plus, you guys finally have someone who can help you with custom flashing in a fully UNLOCKED format! Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rudypoochris Click here to enlarge
    Got any links? The logs I have seen have had perfect timing and no corrections. I loaded the flash up and its too aggressive I think even with E55. I reworked it and pulled some timing out of the midrange and its pretty solid now. I think its a big improvement on the ones Terry put out, particularly for drivability.

    I would be interested in seeing some other ideas on timing and fuel from people with a lot of dyno time.
    It wasn't timing I saw that needed work(atleast it wasn't jumping out at me) it was some issues with boost control going wonky. It's been a while back so maybe he got that dialed in in the last couple 2 or 3 weeks.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rader1 Click here to enlarge
    It wasn't timing I saw that needed work(atleast it wasn't jumping out at me) it was some issues with boost control going wonky. It's been a while back so maybe he got that dialed in in the last couple 2 or 3 weeks.
    Yeah... the jb4 does boost control... its isolated.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rudypoochris Click here to enlarge
    Yeah... the jb4 does boost control... its isolated.
    It wasn't working worth a damn then lol

    EDIT: Ok, what I'm trying to say is in a stacked setup they both have to work together. In that datalog they weren't.
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    Exciting. I understand the desire to push stock turbo FBO cars farther. Running that much timing 15 degrees plus seems a little sketchy to me though. Maybe I'm just feint hearted lol
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    I've been hearing some really good stuff about wedge from a number of different members.
    BB flash and BMS flash works great. wedge give you a more aggressive tune for those who like to push it further.
    like others have said this is a good thing for the community
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stucks Click here to enlarge
    r1's are fast.
    I hear they're even faster than M3's!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sr20seb Click here to enlarge
    I hear they're even faster than M3's!
    Some M3's... some.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ak335i Click here to enlarge
    Exciting. I understand the desire to push stock turbo FBO cars farther. Running that much timing 15 degrees plus seems a little sketchy to me though. Maybe I'm just feint hearted lol
    I have a comfort level with our stuff which is why with stock turbos as a max I suggest map 7 @ 18.5psi and the E85 flash. That is around 9 degrees going up to 13.5 degrees at higher RPM. But there is certainly room in there for other tuners to turn up the wick if they are so inclined. Especially if E85 and meth is involved. As long as everyone keeps in mind more boost + more timing = more risk.
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    Some M3's... some.
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