Berk Technology N55 4″ Downpipe Available Now!

April 8, 2011

Berk Technology BMW 335i 135i 4" N55 Downpipe
“Track Tested, Dyno Proven” products from a champion pedigree now available for your road going street car.

The same championship winning and record setting parts that power the Berk Technology BMW’s are now available for your street machine. The master craftsmen at Berk Technology are proud to introduce their 4″ downpipe for the new BMW N55 single turbo engine. Our ultra low backpressure design adds a dyno proven 23HP and 30ft/lbs of torque without any additional tuning devices or piggybacks. Engineered and dyno verified to be the highest flowing and lowest restriction downpipe on the market. In addition to the added horsepower the Berk Technology N55 4″ downpipe will give your stock exhaust a more aggressive tone under throttle while still maintaining daily driving civility at cruising speeds.

Specs:

  • Ultra low backpressure 4″ downpipe
  • 23HP gain over stock at the same boost level with no tuning devices
  • Straight shot design for zero restriction and high velocity
  • Largest possible tubing for quicker spool
  • Zero taper on flange at turbo for largest possible pressure differential
  • Largest downpipe on the market, uses more 4″ tube than the competition
  • 100% Made in the USA
  • Optional: Ceramic coatings normally used for race pistons for much greater thermal barrier protection compared to exhaust coatings
  • $599.99 MSRP

Berk Technology BMW 335i 135i 4" N55 Downpipe“Straight shot” design = maximum flow!

Berk Technology BMW 335i 135i 4" N55 Downpipe
Master craftsmanship from true race car builders.

Berk Technology BMW 335i 135i 4" N55 DownpipeStainless Steel Hardware, Nordlock positive locking fasteners for a leak free seal under the toughest race conditions.


More power everywhere!  Boost remains rock solid, safer air fuel ratio, quicker spool = WIN/WIN/WIN



VMR Wheels Photoshoot | Berk Technology BMW 135i

March 11, 2011

Check out these studio shots of the Berk Technology BMW 135i by VMR Wheels!  The shoot features our car with the VMR V701 wheels wrapped in Hankook RS3 rubber!







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Berk Technology Wins Inaugural MotoIQ PTCC Race!

March 8, 2011

Fresh off of winning the 2010 Redline Time Attack Street Tire RWD Championship, the Berk Technology team and their BMW 135i headed out to Willow Springs Raceway to compete in the first ever MotoIQ.com Pacific Tuner Car Championship (PTCC) race.  The new series is the brainchild of Mike Kojima and pits time attack style cars against seasoned road racers in a half hour long wheel-to-wheel sprint race where the first to cross the finish line wins!  The Berk Technology BMW 135i was placed in the Tuner Over class which features the highest horsepower and quickest cars of the MotoIQ series.

The Berk Technology BMW 135i has already proven itself as a consistent winner in 2010 yet the team continued to refine the chassis in the offseason.  Additional enhancements were made to the cooling system and AEM Methanol kit for further reliability over the course of the 30-minute race.  The new MotoIQ.com PTCC series allows for any DOT legal tire so the Berk team opted for the Hankook Z214 DOT racing slick wrapped around a new set of VMR Wheels.

Mike Bonanni once again served driving duties behind the wheel of the mighty 135i.  Bonanni set the pace early on by qualifying the car on the pole position against a star studded field with the likes of FormulaD all-stars, Daijiro Yoshihara and Joon Maeng, and GrandAm driver, Brian Lock.  As the green flag dropped Bonanni was first into turn one with the Berk Technology 135i with Brian Lock his Nissan 350Z close in tow.  Bonanni extended his lead over Lock to over four seconds before the race would receive its first and only caution flag.  After the single file re-start the Berk 135i kept the lead into turn one and remained there until receiving the checkered flag as the first ever MotoIQ.com PTCC Champion!

“This was a really fun and challenging change of pace for the Berk Technology team.  We proved last year that we could make a car that was capable of turning a fast lap.  With this race we proved that we could also turn consistent fast laps over the course of a 30 minute wheel-to-wheel race.  It feels great to qualify first and win our first event in the new MotoIQ PTCC series.”Mike Bonanni, Driver of Berk Technology BMW 135i

Berk Technology would like to thank Hankook Tire, Performance Friction, KW Suspension, European Auto Source, VMR Wheels, GIAC, VFiber, APR Performance, SEIBON Carbon, AEM Electronics, and OS Giken for their support.  We would also like to thank MotoIQ.com and Redline Track Events for putting on an excellent event.  You can see the Berk Technology BMW 135i next at the fifth annual MFest event in Las Vegas, NV April 22nd – 24th.




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Berk Technology MR2 Exhaust Install in the UK!

March 4, 2011

Check out these pictures of our Berk Technology Toyota MR2 Turbo True Dual 3″ Exhaust installed on a customer’s MR2 over in the UK!  Thanks to our customer for the pictures!  Good to see our products making it across the pond!




—Berk Technology

Berk Technology to Compete in Inaugural MotoIQ.com PTCC Race!

March 3, 2011


The 2010 Redline Time Attack Street Tire RWD Championship winning Berk Technology BMW 135i is getting back on the tarmac this weekend at the inaugural MotoIQ.com Pacific Tuning Car Championship race!  The race will be held at Willow Springs Raceway on March 5th & 6th in conjunction with the 2011 Redline Pro Time Attack, Pro Track Challenge, and Circuit Battles season opener!  The MotoIQ.com PTCC series pits time attack style cars head to head in a 30 minute wheel to wheel race where the only thing that matters is crossing the finish line first!  There are two classes in the series, Tuner Under and Tuner Over which are mainly separated by power to weight ratio.  The Berk Technology BMW 135i will be competing in the Tuner Over class which features an 8:1 power/weight ratio, the faster of the two classes.  We will see the return of 2010 driver Mike Bonanni behind the wheel of the 135i again as well.

“I am extremely excited to be able to get back behind the wheel of the Berk Technology 135i and perhaps just as excited to embark on the new challenge of putting this car thorough the paces of wheel to wheel competition rather than traditional time attack.” – Mike Bonanni

Berk Technology kicks off the season with virtually the same car we ended with last year.  Hankook Tire is back on board but instead of the incredible Hankook RS-3 street tire that took us to the Championship in 2010 we are now able to run on the equally incredible Hankook Z214 DOT racing tire!  Performance Friction is also on board and we will be putting their innovative new BMW 135i Z-Rated big brake kit through its paces.  KW Suspension, OS Giken, APR Performance, SEIBON Carbon, GIAC, AEM Electronics, Macht Schnell, VFiber, and European Auto Source are among the other returning sponsors from 2010.

More information on the MotoIQ.com Pacific Tuner Car Championships as well as the other events happening this weekend can be found at www.MotoIQPTCC.com.  See you at the track!

—Berk Technology

Berk Technology Competes in Eurotuner GP!

January 10, 2011

Check out the latest issue of Eurotuner Magazine to see the results of the 2010 Eurotuner GPBerk Technology brought out our 2008 BMW 135i time attack car to compete in the battle that pits the top European tuner shops head to head in a dyno competition, drag race, and time attack.

We knew we were going to be out-gunned in the drag race and dyno competitions with our mild yet bulletproof GIAC tune and bolt on mods, but what we really wanted to do well at was the time attack.  Pick up the latest issue of Eurotuner Magazine to see how we did, who won, who lost, and who caught on fire!

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Fortune Auto Evo IX in DSPORT Magazine!

January 7, 2011


Check out the February 2011 issue of DSPORT Magazine and in it you will find a full feature article on the Fortune Auto Mitsubishi Evo IX.  The Fortune Auto Evo competed in the 2010 Redline Time Attack East series in the Street Tire AWD class taking home podium finishes at every event!  The strikingly good-looking Evo sports a Berk Technology Mitsubishi Evo 8/9 High Flow Catalytic Converter that made substantial power gains on their car even above their previous aftermarket high flow cat!


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New Honda S2000 3″ Header Back Exhaust!

January 4, 2011

Berk Technology is proud to announce the official release of our new 3″ header-back exhaust system for the Honda S2000!

THE INTRO
We’ve been developing this exhaust for some time now and I think it’s about time to spill the beans. There are a TON of exhausts on the market today but this one has many design features that has not been seen in one complete package. We’re proud to introduce the Berk Technology 3″ Single exit exhaust for the performance minded enthusiast. Don’t be scared by the size baby, let me explain…..

THE MYTH
You still hear people talk about the need for backpressure in exhaust threads and to this day many people spread wrong information on the subject. The internet myth that “some back pressure is good” still persists. Let me just kill it now, back pressure is never good and any motor will perform best with zero back pressure. The myth confuses back pressure with velocity (exhaust gas speed) and in our case we are lucky that Honda makes one of the best flowing cylinder heads in the world, bar none. When you mate an exhaust system up with lots of flow capacity without any kinks, flanges, or resonators to deal with you end up with the best of both worlds. The lowest backpressure possible while maintaining exhaust gas velocity for low to midrange RPM performance. This all translates to power production from down low all they way up to redline.

THE TRUTH
Enter the Berk Technology 3″ Single for the S2000. We designed this to be as light as possible, with a slightly understated look, and most importantly to make POWER everywhere. We utilized a header back design to minimize the extra weight and complexity from extra flanged connections. The efficient layout also allowed us to make the exhaust as straight as possible to keep velocity up for better all around performance in any RPM range. We use a V-band connection and a single bomb proof Clampco clamp that has never failed us in our 6 years of turbo system development and manufacturing. The design of this system keeps weight to a minimum, shaving off almost 1/2 of the weight of the stock system.

Our muffler is a true straight through 3″ muffler with a proper perforated core that does will not slow down the flow of exhaust gas while still offering an excellent amount of sound attenuation without too much harness. This definitely isn’t what I would call a quiet exhaust but it is quieter than some of the already available 70mm exhausts on the market.

THE SMOG NAZIS?
Need to stay SMOG legal? We have full custom fabrication in-house and can add a high flow cat to your exhaust. It doesn’t have to be as fancy as the quick release V-band HFC/TP option I have shown at the bottom of the post but it gives you an idea of what you can do.

THE SPECS
•3″ Single exit exhaust (76.2mm)
•4″ Straight cut tip
•Header back, meaning the “test pipe” or “High Flow Cat/HFC” is an integral part of the exhaust
•Built in CEL fix is included with the non-catted or high flow catted option
•Single V-Band connection that uses zero gaskets and is quick release with only one nut to remove.
•Extra support hanger is included. Prevents “wobbling” of the exhaust.
•OPTIONAL: High flow cat option with or without quick release V-band connections.
INQUIRE FOR THE QUICK RELEASE V-BAND SETUP THAT IS SHOWN IN THE PICS BELOW. THE HFC OPTION WE OFFER ON THE WEBSITE IS A NON-REMOVABLE SETUP!





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RareJDM G35 Hits Modball Rally!

January 3, 2011

Check out this new video from one of our sponsored teams, RareJDM.  They recently completed the Modball Rally in their flat black G35 time attack car.  The G35 is equipped with Berk Technology high flow cats!  Click the link below to view the video.

THE BELOW VIDEO FEATURES LANGUAGE THAT MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR KIDS

Click here to view video.

—Berk Technology

Video Clip: Matt’s BMW 135i

December 30, 2010

Short & sweet video clip from Matt showcasing his new Berk Technology Street Performance Exhaust System on his BMW 135i.  We may be biased, but man that sounds good!  Thanks for sharing Matt!

—Berk Technology