Since I work in NYC all the time and could not make it back home to tune the car, I asked Mike if he could allow my father, who is a big IT executive (52 years old at Altria Inc.) and knows his way around computers, if he could get in touch with Mike to do the tune. Mike happily obliged and I gave my father the phone number.
It turns out when my car was at the dealer this past September, it was updated to 240E. I had requested the update be performed and they told me it was going to be 231E, but when Mike checked my DME, it was actually 240E!
My father sat in the car while his laptop was hooked up and when he called me after the tune was done, he said it took no longer than 20 minutes which is amazing in itself.
He started it up and noticed it got much quieter much sooner. I have a custom exhaust with magnaflow mufflers and a custom made x pipe with turner test pipes. He will drive my car if I tell him I won't be back in town for an extended period of time if I am too busy in NYC. He knows how the car drives and he just recently sold a Shelby gt500 with 550 rwhp.
The first thing he said to me when he called me after driving it was "holy mother of god, what did this guy do? This is amazing!" He said the car just had so much more pep in the lower rpms and felt a much more useable level of bottom end torque. When he pulled out of my neighborhood and let it rip, he said it was literally fast as shit and sounds entirely more open and refined than it was before--and it sounded great before the tune.
I cannot wait to get home in a couple days and drive it for myself. I will post a new, separate review of the tune based on my experience. My father said Mike is a very smart and nice guy! Thanks Mike!!!
2008 (07/08) E92 M3 BPM Stage II Tuned by Mike Benvo, 6MT, Turner Test Pipes, Magnaflow Custom Catback Exhaust (Magnaflow X Pipe, secondary cat delete, Aero Resonators and Helmholtz Chambers),Vorsteiner CF Lip, Hamann Style CF rear diffuser, CF Rear Decklid Spoiler, BMW Performance Kidney Grills, CF Side Grills, OEM GTS Wheels, K&N Drop-In Filter, GP Thunder 8k Angel Eyes, Painted Reflectors.