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      01-05-2013, 06:40 PM   #111
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Wow, where do i start with this tune. I rushed home from work because I was so pumped to finally install this tune. Payed the extra money for the two day shipping. Just couldnt wait to install this beast.

I called Mike around 10 to get the tune up and running. I am fairly knowledgable when it comes to computers so I just had to install the program. I recently had my car updated to 240E at BMW and Mike confirmed this is what I was running. The whole process took all of 20 minutes since Mike really is a master of computers. He really took the time to tell me what the tune actually does to the car and the process he took to develop it.

Now on to the best part the drive... All i can say is the car feels nothing like it did when it came from the factory. Hands down one of the best mods on the market. Going through the gears is much smoother and like the others have said the increase in torque is just ridiculous. With the weather being colder in NY currently and not having my winter tires on yet, this thing is really scary powerful. Plan on putting my winters on tommorow as a result.

The whole process was one that was truly enjoyable. I planned on getting the tune after Christmas and when the group buy was announced it was perfect timing. Mike really took the time to answer each and all my questions in regards to how the tune would affect my car. Big thanks to the Tech too. He also helped answer some of my questions. I can't definently say anything about any other tune on the market, however if i was making a recommendation to someone I would say go with BPM. All in all I'm blown away by the car. Now i need to develop some more excuses to get out of the house and drive it. Thanks Mike thanks Tech!
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      01-05-2013, 07:04 PM   #112
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You guys sound very satisfied. I need mine to get here quick!!!
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      01-06-2013, 05:20 AM   #113
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You guys sound very satisfied. I need mine to get here quick!!!
Good things come to those who wait!
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      01-06-2013, 11:10 AM   #114
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+1 I hate waiting though! Need MOAR POWA!!!
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      01-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #115
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Mike, what is your opinion on gutting my OEM x-pipe 200 cells? You think that emissions would pass in the future when I put the 400 cells back on? Some guys talk down full catless with the OEM exhaust mod from what I have read.
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      01-08-2013, 09:00 PM   #116
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Mike, what is your opinion on gutting my OEM x-pipe 200 cells? You think that emissions would pass in the future when I put the 400 cells back on? Some guys talk down full catless with the OEM exhaust mod from what I have read.
I'm slightly confused by what you said..

The stock primaries are 400 cell, and the stock secondaries are 200 cell.

If I'm reading this right, you're asking if you will pass with the stock primaries only... I'm not sure, but I would think that it would be more than enough to pass the sniffer test. Some people squeak by with 200 cell cats.

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      01-09-2013, 12:55 PM   #117
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I'm getting a lot of emails from FedEx that the cables have been delivered to a number of group buy participants.

I just arrived at CES in Las Vegas, I will be back at the office around 6 or 7. If you are ready for the tuning today, please send me an email and I will get in contact with you when I return to the office.

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      01-09-2013, 05:23 PM   #118
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Left CES early, heading to office.

Be there in about 30 min. If Anyone is ready for their tune, please text, call or email me. Thanks!
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      01-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #119
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Sent you a pm this sunday......
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      01-09-2013, 07:19 PM   #120
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Sent you a pm this sunday......
I haven't had a chance to check PM's or emails yet.

I will get to it, my apologies for the delay. I'm working on getting everyone from the group buy tuned as a first priority.

Feel free to call me for an immediate response.

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I'm slightly confused by what you said..

The stock primaries are 400 cell, and the stock secondaries are 200 cell.

If I'm reading this right, you're asking if you will pass with the stock primaries only... I'm not sure, but I would think that it would be more than enough to pass the sniffer test. Some people squeak by with 200 cell cats.

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That is in fact what I meant.
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      01-11-2013, 04:27 AM   #122
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Just an update of our progress for those in the GB:

1. MikeE92M3 - tuned

2. howfast? - car stored for winter

3. Merlosso - tuned

4. two+2 (completed in person) - tuned

5. edwin_jo - tuned

6. C17MooseDriver -tuned

7. uplusd - scheduled for Wednesday 1/16/13

8. bmobile (completed in person) - tuned

9. Phanto///M - tuned

10. Ryun - tuned today

11. Tortoise - tuned today

12. blkm3e92 - need to check on this one

13. Jeff Lee - cable en route

14. ussolderforhire - tuned

15. STi traitor - cable on the way

16. kerrit (completed in person) - tuned

17. roddyc - tuned

18. GTR33to///M3 - Please follow up w/ paypal

19. Gooch - tuned

If I missed anyone please email/text/call me.

Thanks and I hope everyone is enjoying their unleashed beast!!
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      01-11-2013, 04:35 PM   #123
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Can't believe I missed this group buy. Any chance of another one since I'm in the market for a tune, Mike?
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      01-11-2013, 07:45 PM   #124
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Can't believe I missed this group buy. Any chance of another one since I'm in the market for a tune, Mike?
It's possible but not exactly sure as to timing, it's a lot of work to produce a mass amount of cables and tuned files to spec at once - so it would be when things calm down a bit on my end. Have been pretty slammed lately.

Since you are local, feel free to come by anytime - or if you want to do it remotely, I can ship a cable over to you in OC.

I'm always available on my cell, and hope to make you another one of our happy clients.

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Received my OBD cable in the mail! Now I just need the Army to give me time to do this!
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      01-14-2013, 06:58 PM   #126
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Let me know and I'll send some troops marching through your OBD port and into your engine!
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What is the normal cost of a Stage 2 tune with cable, if I wanted a tune right now?
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      01-15-2013, 01:28 AM   #128
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What is the normal cost of a Stage 2 tune with cable, if I wanted a tune right now?
It's in the OP:

$899 Stage I
$999 Stage II

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      01-16-2013, 01:05 AM   #130
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Just got tuned by Mike. All I can say right now is holy sh*t. Will post more detailed review later.
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I will be posting my review this Saturday. Gotta make that shit look good in MS Word. Will post it in a new thread
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