This year’s BMW Club dyno had one of the largest turn outs ever! Thirty-three club members came out to flog their cars at Kirkland’s Carburetor Connection (www.carbconn.com). Great conversation, amazing barbeque burgers from resident master chef Steve Questad were had while roaring engines and turbos spooling surrounded their four-wheel-drive Chassis Dyno Jet 248C.
Modifications were put to the test by nearly all entrants (there were a few stock vehicles). There was a large diversity of BMWs showing their teeth from Alex’s ‘15 M4 putting down 504/491 to the rollers to an ’88 M3 with an LS1 swap with a turbo running 420/367 (with a ton of untapped potential). My recently boosted E36 M3 with two weeks on the new turbo system put down 416/366 to the rollers (now post-tuning there is much more available!)
Big thanks to Alex and his crew at Carb Connection for sharing their expertise and hard work for us at a discounted fee. These guys ran nonstop from 10:00 am to about 3:00 pm to get all the cars run. Needless to say they were worn out by the end of the day! The next Dyno event is sure to bring out more entrants and exciting numbers.
Let’s have a look at the impressive turnout. Modifications are listed out or if stock is stated as “none.”
Note: not everyone turned in their dyno sheets so I don’t have numbers for every entry (sorry). For conversion to flywheel horsepower, use 18%.
–Jeff Butler, Tech Event Coordinator