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      05-05-2010, 06:27 PM   #23
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just call gintani . They will be more than helpful.
Im always here to help out also, if anyone has any questions
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      05-05-2010, 07:43 PM   #24
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+1, never met a shop like that, in a good way.
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      05-05-2010, 07:47 PM   #25
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wow very nice gains! exhaust must scream
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Yeah The sound is amazing! I cant say enough about their staff either. I felt right at home. Im hoping with a new air filter and after my car gets used to my tune, it will hit 380.

I did get the engine malfunction light twice, but I just turned the car off and on again and it went away. Im guessing its just getting used to the new tune. So far I am very happy.
If I were you I wouldn't be to excited about getting a check engine light & twice for that matter .....
It seems like your tune adapted and is telling you to check your engine ..
Also when it adapts it brings your power down not higher , brings it into a safe margin if you in one to begin with !!

I went through this so I feel I can comment and give you some words of wisdom ( go get supercharged ) I did
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      05-06-2010, 12:37 PM   #27
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Congrats on the upgrade boother.
Alex and the team at Gintani are awesome! Most power, best sound, great service, game over.
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      05-06-2010, 12:45 PM   #28
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congrats on your new set-up... Gintani FTW as usual
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      05-06-2010, 02:29 PM   #29
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the guys @ Gintani are very nice ppl
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Very nice gain ... I think I'm gonna try the Gintani X-pipe next
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      05-06-2010, 04:03 PM   #31
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Very nice gain ... I think I'm gonna try the Gintani X-pipe next
Go for it,
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If I were you I wouldn't be to excited about getting a check engine light & twice for that matter .....
It seems like your tune adapted and is telling you to check your engine ..
Also when it adapts it brings your power down not higher , brings it into a safe margin if you in one to begin with !!

I went through this so I feel I can comment and give you some words of wisdom ( go get supercharged ) I did

As soon as I turn the car off and on again the light is gone and the car has no limits again. It only happened twice. From what I read it's normal. All is good now.

Oh and I will get supercharged, but it won't be an ess
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      05-06-2010, 08:42 PM   #33
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As soon as I turn the car off and on again the light is gone and the car has no limits again. It only happened twice. From what I read it's normal. All is good now.

Oh and I will get supercharged, but it won't be an ess

just drop the the Gintani shop and see whats going on! with the CEL.

the Gintani Charger is one badass system! Have you seen all the vids on Youtube?
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      05-06-2010, 09:33 PM   #34
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As soon as I turn the car off and on again the light is gone and the car has no limits again.so it is a tourqe limit reached code ? It only happened twice. From what I read it's normal. All is good now.

Oh and I will get supercharged, but it won't be an ess
Who you goto for a supercharger is your business , I wasn't referring you to a ESS kit !! just cause I have it ..
I was just being a Mate telling you to get it checked but hey it's your money and car
I just think going supercharged is the logical thing to do if your ursting more power ( that was my goal in my message/post)
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      05-07-2010, 12:12 AM   #35
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Yeah The sound is amazing! I cant say enough about their staff either. I felt right at home. Im hoping with a new air filter and after my car gets used to my tune, it will hit 380.

I did get the engine malfunction light twice, but I just turned the car off and on again and it went away. Im guessing its just getting used to the new tune. So far I am very happy.
Probably need the torque limits looked at on the Powerchip tune - if you don't, you will hit them in cooler temperatures and they are a pain as they put your car into a limp mode until you clear the codes by turning the car off.
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      05-07-2010, 12:17 AM   #36
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Power chip tunes gintani's customers/cars ???
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      05-07-2010, 02:39 AM   #37
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Probably need the torque limits looked at on the Powerchip tune - if you don't, you will hit them in cooler temperatures and they are a pain as they put your car into a limp mode until you clear the codes by turning the car off.
Torque limits on a N/A car.. I havent heard of that one before.

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Power chip tunes gintani's customers/cars ???
Powerchip does NOT tune Gintani's cars. All their tuning is done in house on their dyno.
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      05-07-2010, 05:41 AM   #38
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Torque limits on a N/A car.. I havent heard of that one before.
The BMW Engine Management System is a torque-based system. It has target torque values and torque limits programmed. If the torque limits are programmed incorrectly to not accommodate the higher target torque values when the car is remapped, then those torque limits will be reached and a CEL thrown.

This is a description from Powerchip:

"Torque Management - The torque management map is one of the most important maps in the engine management system of your BMW. The factory limits torque to a certain number, if the car tries to make any more power (or to be exact any more torque, because the ECU uses a "torque-based architecture"), then your BMW will simply limit power by retarding timing or closing the throttle. Torque management is included in almost any car that has a good traction control system. Powerchip is one of a small number of tuners worldwide that understands torque management, and how to "unlock" your BMWs potential that is currently holding it back from delivering 100% of the power and torque available. This is another map that Powerchip changes to make your BMW work smarter and not harder."

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Powerchip does NOT tune Gintani's cars. All their tuning is done in house on their dyno.
I thought Gintani just applied an off the shelf Powerchip map

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Torque limits on a N/A car.. I havent heard of that one before.

sure does

Powerchip does NOT tune Gintani's cars. All their tuning is done in house on their dyno.
oh ok , i recall a thread about powerchips tunes throwing codes ( tourqe limit reached ) but never seen a case like that for gintani that why i got a little mixed up .....

The funny shit was powerchip was telling everyone to go beat the piss out of their cars so it can adapt.. ,,, for some reason i get an image of 30 to 40 guys jumping into their M's and racing up and down their blocks
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Im always here to help out also, if anyone has any questions
Here's my question: Can you tell me how to explain why these mods make a wonderful Mother's Day present?
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      05-07-2010, 03:12 PM   #41
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supercharger always sounds good....
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