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      12-01-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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Want To Chip My M3...help!

Ok guys, I know a little bit about this stuff (so im not a complete moron when it comes to performance mods).

I have the Eisenmann Race exhaust and Rogue Engineering Pulleys and lastly the RPi Scoops.

I WANT TO CHIP MY M3.

To my knowledge, Active Autoworkes is the only well known company who has a software upgrade...but $900+ for what is it....15 hp ? Doesnt really seem worth it!

I don't understand...these cars apparently have so much more power to them then BMW allows us to see/have. Why can't someone come out with a good chip that makes at least 30-40 hp. It shouldn't be very tough for a BMW M V8 engine to do this...

any suggestions or comments on this?
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Ok guys, I know a little bit about this stuff (so im not a complete moron when it comes to performance mods).

I have the Eisenmann Race exhaust and Rogue Engineering Pulleys and lastly the RPi Scoops.

I WANT TO CHIP MY M3.

I know Active Autoworkes has a software upgrade...but $900+ for what is it....15 hp ? Doesnt really seem worth it!

I don't understand...these cars apparently have so much more power to them then BMW allows us to see/have. Why can't someone come out with a good chip that makes at least 30-40 hp. It shouldn't be very tough for a BMW M V8 engine to do this...

any suggestions or comments on this?
40hp from a chip for a NA car? What are you smoking? Maybe yes if it was a FI car but for a NA car you cant ask for much... its a vert any way, why are you dumping money into performance mods?
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And 900$ isnt THAT bad, I was expecting worst judging by the prices on other e92 mods.
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      12-01-2008, 12:06 PM   #4
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40hp from a chip for a NA car? What are you smoking? Maybe yes if it was a FI car but for a NA car you cant ask for much... its a vert any way, why are you dumping money into performance mods?
What are YOU smoking? from a FI car...anyone would expect 90+ hp..think about 335s.

"its a vert any way, why are you dumping money into performance mods?"

That might be one of the most narrow-minded comments I've seen here!

Because I bought a convertible I shouldn't do performance mods?
Are you on of those guys thats gonna say, I should have got a 328i Cab if I wanted a convertible?
Sorry man, but your a moron!

On that note, because my car is heavier and slower (by tenths of a second then your E92). Is all the more reason I should do performance mods, to make my car quicker then a stock E92 M3.

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And 900$ isnt THAT bad, I was expecting worst judging by the prices on other e92 mods.
Its not horrible, but its not great either! Its worth closer to $500-$600 imho
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I don't understand...these cars apparently have so much more power to them then BMW allows us to see/have.
What makes you think this?

I don't know of any NA BMW motors that have achieved a 30-40 HP gain (or comparable gain given the rated HP of the motor) just with a chip.

I think that when tuners talk about the M3 V8, they talk about the potential of the motor as a whole. They don't mean to say that you can reprogram the ECU and get a huge boost in output.

Take a look at the stickied thread from PencilGeek. It doesn't look like AA is the only reputable company out there working on a chip.
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Your sick on the 335 part... You can mod a m3 to get to 500hp..without it falling apart.. Look at pg post's ... a exhaust ,pulley , AA software...Getting 465,,470.. Being stingy on the number's.....with a cost of 6k.... How much $$$ would a 335 cost to get it to 414????
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Your sick on the 335 part... You can mod a m3 to get to 500hp..without it falling apart.. Look at pg post's ... a exhaust ,pulley , AA software...Getting 465,,470.. Being stingy on the number's.....with a cost of 6k.... How much $$$ would a 335 cost to get it to 414????
who's pg?
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im not looking for 500whp
I would be happy with 500 @ the crank!
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465 -470 meant crank..... pg (pencil geek)is the person that did his mods on the m3..I don't think a 335 can get 415 whp without it falling in pieces... Also even if a 335 can get 415 whp.. A slightly modified (exhaust) m3 would beat a 335 on the track and in a straight line....hbp335 dummy ,stupid , retard, crack baby, test tube baby,knocklehead, douche,moran,,etc.... Be nice....Why get made... Buy yourself a real race car a ////MMMMMMMMM
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      12-01-2008, 04:33 PM   #10
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pg is pencilgeek.

And as far as the 335 vs m3 modding go, u guys cant really b serious now can u? Judging from the video of the chipped m3 and the chipped 335, which according to some ppl will put 400+ to the wheels, the M3 took it by over 7 cars, so please end the bs, the modded 335 has no chance against a modded M3, and will probably just keep up with a stock M3. So like I said, judging from that video, altho the vert is 400+lbs heavier if he chips it I will still put my money on the M3 vs the 335 who spent 3K. Nuff said.
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      12-01-2008, 04:49 PM   #11
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You guys make it seem as though the Vert is slow??!! What's wrong with you people!!
We're talking about an M3 here!!
I had a Chipped , Full Catback Exhaust E92 335 before my CONVERTIBLE M3 and it would never stand a chance against my E93M.
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I don't think you know what the hell you're talking about.... dummy ,stupid , retard, crack baby, test tube baby,knocklehead, douche,moran,,etc
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      12-01-2008, 05:31 PM   #13
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Our E92 M3s are so awful that people with non-m E90s and E92s have to come to the M3 forum to see how our lousy cars are doing. Well done!

check out the guide to Chip tuning http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138584
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Our E92 M3s are so awful that people with non-m E90s and E92s have to come to the M3 forum to see how our lousy cars are doing. Well done!

check out the guide to Chip tuning http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138584
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      12-01-2008, 05:38 PM   #15
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I don't think you know what the hell you're talking about.... dummy ,stupid , retard, crack baby, test tube baby,knocklehead, douche,moran,,etc
He is talking about pump gas. Ive yet to see someone break 400rwhp on PUMP with EVERY bolt-on possiable. Yes guys have achieved over 400rwhp on race gas but can you imagine an M3 chipped with bolt-ons on race gas
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      12-01-2008, 05:50 PM   #16
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Your sick on the 335 part... You can mod a m3 to get to 500hp..without it falling apart.. Look at pg post's ... a exhaust ,pulley , AA software...Getting 465,,470.. Being stingy on the number's.....with a cost of 6k.... How much $$$ would a 335 cost to get it to 414????
I believe Pencilgeeks car is about twice $6k in mods on his exhaust alone.
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To the OP! Dont get wrapped up on Hp number I used to do that when I was young.. Learn how to drive your car (not saying you dont know how to drive). Go to the drag strip go to a autocross, and do some track days. Theres alot of people on here claiming Hp number ect.. thats all great, but in the end it comes down to the driver.. What good is a 500hp car if some one thats a better driver walks you with 100hp less..
Everyone here thinks they can drive, but in reality I would say 10% are above average drivers (the guys going and doing trackdays/drag strip). I recommend taking your car to the drag strip. ! Why? Because its super cheap easy on your car (compared to doing a trackday), and you learn the basics, like controlling grip, launching, shifting fast, basically learning to drive your car, it will also give you a good idea on what you can run with your car.. Get some times for your car with you driving and then mod it more power! More power doesnt usally mean a faster car. Example my 350Z running high boost 700 to the wheels is only 2 sec faster at VIR than me running low boost 500hp... 2sec you can miss a shift or go in to deep and loose more time.. On the drag strip 700 and 500 is like driving two diffrent kinds of cars, with only a sec in E.T difference..

My point is you can do alot of damage with your M as it is right now IF you get to know it.. In two weeks a have a meet with the Z06 guys at the drag strip and I promise I will spank 4 out of th 6 that will show.. Its all in the driver!!

Ok that my useless post for today!1111
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I believe Pencilgeeks car is about twice $6k in mods on his exhaust alone.
Yup, but that is because PG has money to blow like that. Because I am pretty sure that the ericson exhaust doesnt make anymore power then much, much, much cheaper exhausts. Besided the weight reduction on that exhaust and the looks, its basically close to any other ones in power wise.

Either way, i would take a stock M3 with a contract stating that I will never put a single mod on it then a fully modded 335. But thats just me.
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I love that everyone thinks the vert is so slow. its way way way faster then my chipped 335 was..period.

I really just don't understand those comments about why would you want to do performance mods...its a convertible...
The damn car is an M3.. its a performance car, so its a little heavier and a few tenths of a second slower then the coupe. so what.

Cant we all just get along..

Slammed, get teh AA ecu, its worht the money, you cant get gains like you can on a turbo car. but $900 for 15hp it fine. you probably wont feel it much to be honest but that with your other mods will definatly be a difference.
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I don't understand...these cars apparently have so much more power to them then BMW allows us to see/have. Why can't someone come out with a good chip that makes at least 30-40 hp. It shouldn't be very tough for a BMW M V8 engine to do this...

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You have to remember the S65 is making more than 100 HP/Liter without FI. That's a LOt of power. It's not easy to make that much power perios, let alone make 10% more with just a chip/reflash.
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Yup, but that is because PG has money to blow like that. Because I am pretty sure that the ericson exhaust doesnt make anymore power then much, much, much cheaper exhausts. Besided the weight reduction on that exhaust and the looks, its basically close to any other ones in power wise.

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True, but what other exhaust gives 37+TQ gains in the low end? I see you point though.
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Thats what i mean. But that extra power comes with an 11K price tag lol. Not many ppl would spend that kind of money for an extra 5-10hp. As u can see most ppl that would are the same ones that are putting stroker kits on their M's...
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