FAQs - N54

Check out this page for answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions regarding our N54 kits. We will continue to update this page so check back often. (Last Updated: June 2019)

1. Do you offer a kit for the N54 platform?

  • YES, the Speedtech N54 kit was released in December 2018. Check out our N54 Products page for info and pricing.

2. What is the price of the N54 kit?

  • There are many options to choose from for our N54 kits. The “Speedtech N54 Complete Kit” pricing will vary depending on the turbo you choose. See our N54 Pricing page for details and current pricing.

3. How can I reserve or pay for my kit?

  • If you are interested in a kit, please email us the following information to support@speedtech.com or jeff@speedtech.com:

    • Year/Model/AWD or RWD/ of your car

    • Turbo Choice (list specific turbine house A/R)

    • Wastegate –Choose between Turbosmart Hypergate (+$60) or Tial MVR

  • Spots can be reserved by paying a $1000 down payment. Since we are making these kits in batches to keep the costs low, please email us before doing so as we do not want to tie up customer’s money with long lead times. Closer to the ship date for our batch runs, we will then accept down payments and/or full payment. If paying a down payment, remainder is due prior to shipping.

5. What is the lead time on a kit?

  • In order to keep pricing low, we are making kits in batch runs. Lead time on kits is about 3 to 6 weeks currently.

6. Does the N54 kit work with x-drive models?

  • Yes, we designed the kit to work with RWD and AWD.

7. Does the kit work on RHD models?

  • At this time fitment cannot be verified. However, we have sent a few parts to a shop to check RHD fit and should know more by summer 2019. From what we can see in CAD, it looks like there is a chance for our kit to work, with a modified wastegate pipe.

8. Does the N54 kit work on E60 chassis?

  • We have not done any fitment on E60 chassis cars. Right now we have fitment for E8x, E9x, F2x, F3x.

9. What are payment options for the N54 kit?

  • Once we are ready to take your payment, you can purchase your kit through our website via credit card, paypal or Affirm. We also accept bank wire transfer. For payments made via wire transfer; email support@speedtech.com for banking info and instructions.

10. Can I buy a N54 kit without a turbo?

  • Yes, we offer 4 different kits without a turbo. See our N54 Product & Pricing page for current pricing and details.

11. Can I buy just a N54 manifold?

  • Yes, we will sell just the N54 manifold, pricing starts at $1,200 + shipping or $1,300 + shipping for a ceramic coated manifold.

12. Do you have install instructions for your N54 kits?

  • Yes, we provide full color instructions with the purchase of our N54 kits and we are available for questions as well by emailing us at: jeff@speedtech.com or support@speedtech.com. Due to sensitive nature, we do not offer electronic copies.

13. Do you offer any discounts on the kits?

  • These kits are heavily reduced as we enter our N54 kit into the market, and our current price lists are the best we can offer for now. As 2019 progresses and we get past our batch runs toward the fall/winter months, we will be looking at alternative ways to offer discounts to our customers. So stay in touch and let us know when you get closer to pulling the trigger on a turbo kit.

14. Do you have dyno data for your N54 kits?

  • Yes, see the N54 Product Page for Dyno data

15. Do you ship overseas?

  • If you need to ship outside of the United States, we recommend signing up for a www.MYUS.com shipping account or the like, prior to making your Speedtech purchase. MYUS offers much cheaper shipping rates being a large shipping site than we are able to for our overseas customers. Then you can purchase your kit and input your specific myus shipping address upon checkout from this website.

  • IF YOU PREFER TO HAVE US SHIP YOUR KIT OVERSEAS - email jeff@speedtech.com or support@speedtech.com for shipping quotes and options.

16. Does the N54 kit retain stock location of water pump?

  • The water pump location moves about 25mm forward from the stock location, so retains stock hoses and routing for thermostat side, then from pump to engine we supply silicone and billet flange to block with all kits except “Hot-Side Only” kit.

17. What turbocharger do you recommend?

  • If you check out the N54 Pricing page, we have comparison charts for the turbos including pricing and max WHP, to help in your turbo selection. As for our opinion on the selling points of each line of turbos:

  • Garrett GTX line - One of, if not the, best turbo lines. Water cooled, ball bearing, great materials and quality. If you plan to ever road race your car, these are a great choice with the water cooled center section. Wide range of options ranging from 400-950whp. If budget allows it, the GTX line is tough to beat.

    BorgWarner SXE line - The best turbo per dollar. Oil cooled, journal bearing, so not the highest tech turbo, but BW builds and validates their turbos per OEM standards, as they supply OEMs with thousands of turbos per year, so they know how to put out high quality/low cost. Due to journal bearing, you will see a slightly slower spool up transition compared to the ball bearing GTX or Precision Gen2, but can be hard to tell on the street for some people. If low cost and high quality are at the top of your list, the BW SXE line is the one to choose.

    Precision - Great performing turbos, usually one of the highest HP per comp wheel size. These are oil cooled like the BW SXE, but the Precision line has options of journal or ball bearing, you'll pay more for the ball bearing (noted as "Gen 2") turbos vs journal bearing. 

18. What is your warranty and return policy?

At SPEEDTECH we stand behind the quality products that we sell. While most kit parts are interchangeable between their specific platforms, each kit is also tailored to the specific end user and includes customized components. If for some reason you want/need to return your turbo kit, the following will apply:

  • No Returns are allowed on any product after 30 days from the date you receive your turbo kit.

  • All products and components must be new, unused and in original packaging.

  • All returns require a Return Materials Authorization - email support@speedtech.com for return details and to receive your RMA number. If you do not have a RMA number, your return will be marked return to sender and your return will not be processed.

  • All products are made to order, therefore a 20% restocking fee applies to all returns.



    If you have an issue with your turbocharger, all warranty issues are handled directly through the turbocharger manufacturer as SPEEDTECH does not modify the turbochargers in any way.


    All parts come with a limited warranty and will be resolved on an individual basis by emailing us at support@speedtech.com. This guarantees SPEEDTECH parts to be free from manufacturing defects.