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      06-22-2011, 11:35 PM   #133
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Anymore feedback on this tune?? I see the special price seems to have gone
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      06-23-2011, 12:07 AM   #134
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I decided to go with this tune as time contraints were killing me....just too damn busy to either go to a facility and have a tune downloaded and/or send out my ecu and have my car down for a few days.

So, when I saw Evolve had this, I jumped on it.

I am VERY pleased with the tune, the service, etc, etc.

The download of data went smooth, although long...lol

I got my tune, etc. shortly after and upload was way faster (15 mins for 140E program and a few mins for the tune). I think it is also pretty cool to be able to upload my stock tune whenever I want too. Its a nice bonus.

The power feels really good....I can really feel it at top end. Bottom end also feels smoother with no flat spot below 3K (like the stock tune). I feel a big bump in power when I downshift at 60mph (DCT -- floor it and hold downshift paddle). It accelerates much harder now, even with the hotter ambient temps we are getting now.

All in all, I can't say enough good stuff about the communication, the programming, etc. It was a pleasure to deal with Paul and the guys in the UK too. Everybody has been very professional and responsive. Sometimes Paul answered emails at 2am. lol

Just wanted to add my $.02 worth. I am very pleased with Evolve, in every respect.
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      06-23-2011, 03:23 PM   #135
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Thanks Tim! Great to hear you are enjoying the tune, appreciate the feedback

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I decided to go with this tune as time contraints were killing me....just too damn busy to either go to a facility and have a tune downloaded and/or send out my ecu and have my car down for a few days.

So, when I saw Evolve had this, I jumped on it.

I am VERY pleased with the tune, the service, etc, etc.

The download of data went smooth, although long...lol

I got my tune, etc. shortly after and upload was way faster (15 mins for 140E program and a few mins for the tune). I think it is also pretty cool to be able to upload my stock tune whenever I want too. Its a nice bonus.

The power feels really good....I can really feel it at top end. Bottom end also feels smoother with no flat spot below 3K (like the stock tune). I feel a big bump in power when I downshift at 60mph (DCT -- floor it and hold downshift paddle). It accelerates much harder now, even with the hotter ambient temps we are getting now.

All in all, I can't say enough good stuff about the communication, the programming, etc. It was a pleasure to deal with Paul and the guys in the UK too. Everybody has been very professional and responsive. Sometimes Paul answered emails at 2am. lol

Just wanted to add my $.02 worth. I am very pleased with Evolve, in every respect.
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      06-23-2011, 03:46 PM   #136
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Paul/Sal,

With this tune and the derestricted option what is the cars VMAX? Have you tested it/had any feedback from customers?
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      06-23-2011, 03:58 PM   #137
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Paul/Sal,

With this tune and the derestricted option what is the cars VMAX? Have you tested it/had any feedback from customers?
Only guy that's taken his car to VMAX (the actual event) is: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...06&postcount=8

Although he had a screw in his wheel and didn't realise it lol Think he was taking it easy and did around 190 on the speedo.

I'll ask the guys see if any customers have let us know
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      06-24-2011, 07:05 AM   #138
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Only guy that's taken his car to VMAX (the actual event) is: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...06&postcount=8

Although he had a screw in his wheel and didn't realise it lol Think he was taking it easy and did around 190 on the speedo.

I'll ask the guys see if any customers have let us know
Cheers Paul,

Trading in my M3 for another one in Oct - current car hits the limiter at 168 on the autobahn - had many frustrating moments when the limiter has kicked in - i will definately be getting the tune for the new car!

Was this 190 acheived with just your tune - looks like the car in the vid is supercharged?
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      06-24-2011, 08:20 AM   #139
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Cheers Paul,

Trading in my M3 for another one in Oct - current car hits the limiter at 168 on the autobahn - had many frustrating moments when the limiter has kicked in - i will definately be getting the tune for the new car!

Was this 190 acheived with just your tune - looks like the car in the vid is supercharged?
That guy is fully bolted up yes, we installed his supercharger etc but that's the only video we have. We have had other clients do around 180 on GPS on a few autobahns with just the tune although we have never tested top speed runs properly. Something to do for the future certainly.
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      06-24-2011, 09:21 AM   #140
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European optional raised factory rev limiter limits the car to 178mph. It stands to reason that the top speed with the limiter removed is somewhere beyond that. On stock tires the 6-speed is geared for 194 mph at 8300rpm and the DCT for 206. There are several videos running around of people with delimited cars hitting 300+kph (road speed not speedometer reading). Only one way to find out for sure
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      06-24-2011, 04:23 PM   #141
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European optional raised factory rev limiter limits the car to 178mph. It stands to reason that the top speed with the limiter removed is somewhere beyond that. On stock tires the 6-speed is geared for 194 mph at 8300rpm and the DCT for 206. There are several videos running around of people with delimited cars hitting 300+kph (road speed not speedometer reading). Only one way to find out for sure
It won't go that fast as weight and aerodynamics will come into play. I do believe an unhinged M3 will hit the mid 180s though.

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      06-24-2011, 08:40 PM   #142
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Paul,

I'm so anxious to get my car!! I keep reading this thread and can NOT wait to tune it!

Thanks for all your help on the purchase and working after hours! To anyone reading this, the service has surpassed my expectations!
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      06-25-2011, 12:27 AM   #143
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I agree. No way will this car do 190. 180-182 mph max in stock form.
my only exterior mods that might increase down force/drag/whatever is the oem cf spoiler and i can confirm that 190 is achievable. pm me if you dont believe me
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      06-25-2011, 02:13 AM   #144
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190 is a go.
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Paul,

I'm so anxious to get my car!! I keep reading this thread and can NOT wait to tune it!

Thanks for all your help on the purchase and working after hours! To anyone reading this, the service has surpassed my expectations!
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my only exterior mods that might increase down force/drag/whatever is the oem cf spoiler and i can confirm that 190 is achievable. pm me if you dont believe me
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190 is a go.
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      06-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #146
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If i get my idrive software updated ('08) will that add tuner protection to my ecu?
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      06-26-2011, 12:21 AM   #147
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Was this 190 run verified on a vbox or by gps? Were you completely stock other than the exterior mods power wise?

The reason I dont think the M3 in stock for will do 190 is because the M3 GTS (yes it has more downforce, but also more power) could only manage 174 mph (280 kph) in a 0-300 kph test done by Sport Auto.

If youre saying you saw an indicated 190 mph on the speedo, at those mph, they are off by a large margin and you were likely doing high 160s to low 170s max.
v=190 on the indicator display

whether thats 190 or 170, thats a different discussion thats been covered a million times

but it said v=190 and still was pushing but ran out of room
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v=190 on the indicator display

whether thats 190 or 170, thats a different discussion thats been covered a million times

but it said v=190 and still was pushing but ran out of room
The m3 doesn't have the proper aerodynamic construction with respective downforce anywhere near those speeds anyway...
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~200mph indicatedd = 184 mph on the GPS with more to go if there was more road. Evolve tune only on this car I heard about on the internet A 3 mile stretch isn't quite enough, need more like 4 miles with a rolling start to determine true top speed. The acceleration really starts to slow down around 180 and at 20 seconds per mile it's easy to run out of road in a hurry.
So I hear, anyway. The internet is full of interesting info...


The 6-speed gearing might actually be better for this kind of thing at near-stock power levels because the DCT shifts into 7th at about 170 and has to lug that tall 7th (remember it's good for 206mph with enough power) from 6900rpm all the way up to vmax. The 6-speed hits the 5-6 shift at 168-ish and top gear is much shorter and only drops you to 7200rpm which puts you much closer to the power peak at vmax. Of course the DCT's extra legs will help if you have an extra 100whp like a supercharged car might have.

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The m3 doesn't have the proper aerodynamic construction with respective downforce anywhere near those speeds anyway...
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The m3 doesn't have the proper aerodynamic construction with respective downforce anywhere near those speeds anyway...
to be honest, it felt as planted at those speeds as it does at 60 or 100. the tires are shredded tho :/ but nice excuse to get rid of oem ps2s and get pss
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Is the evolve software 32 bit only? If so, do you plan on a 64 bit version? I currently have a Mac but a windows 7 64 bit laptop is being built for me by Sager.
im using parallels on my mac to use all the evolve software and it works flawlessly

hint: if you dont want to pay for the software, just keep getting 14 day trials
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Is the evolve software 32 bit only? If so, do you plan on a 64 bit version? I currently have a Mac but a windows 7 64 bit laptop is being built for me by Sager.
My software is installed on a Apple MBP i7 with Windows 7 64-Bit. I have flashed my E46 M3 numerous times with no glitches or problems
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Flipm3, Ok so the software will work with Windows 7 64? I saw the attached and thought it was 32 bit only. Hamama3 thanks for the idea, I have parallels but I was planning on giving the macbook air to a friend.
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