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      01-13-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Question Not many tunes available!

M3s are out now for more than 1 year, and there are only about 2-3 tunes available. what gives? why so long? no love for E9X M3s?

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      01-13-2009, 01:28 PM   #2
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Should be getting my AA tune from the mail today. PencilGeek got 28rwhp, good enough for me!
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Not positive, but the word is GIAC will have a tune in the near future.
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I think it is more than 2 or 3 ...

AA
ESS
Powerchip
Dinan(almost there)
Noell(i think have something)
TMS
RD (i think they have something)
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I think it is more than 2 or 3 ...

AA
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Powerchip
Dinan(almost there)
Noell(i think have something)
TMS
RD (i think they have something)
true, but the 2-3 that i mentioned are the 1s people actually used and/or have experience with.
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How many do you need? They're all going to produce roughly the same amount of power.
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How many do you need? They're all going to produce roughly the same amount of power.
i guess that you're right. i was comparing to what is available to the 335 guys. dinan, jb, procede, helix, and etc.
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i guess that you're right. i was comparing to what is available to the 335 guys. dinan, jb, procede, helix, and etc.
it is the same with 335s ... Most people use Vishnu or JB or Dinan ...

i don't see why you need to have more that 3 or 4 that have good numbers and been in a business for a while ...
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      01-13-2009, 04:42 PM   #9
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Should be getting my AA tune from the mail today. PencilGeek got 28rwhp, good enough for me!
PG has another mods on his car as well ...

AA claims only 15whp with the ECU flash, not 28
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      01-14-2009, 12:14 AM   #10
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PG has another mods on his car as well ...

AA claims only 15whp with the ECU flash, not 28
Read his post. PG gained 28rwhp with the flash only. He did a baseline without it, then one afterwards. His baseline already included mods like the pulley. In other words, his AA tune added 28rwhp ALONE.
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I think it is more than 2 or 3 ...

AA
ESS
Powerchip
Dinan(almost there)
Noell(i think have something)
TMS
RD (i think they have something)
My understanding is that Dinan will not be offering tune on its own....anyone heard different?
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There's a few others around - Wetterauer (I'd recommend them, I had a V8 RS4 tune from them that was very good), Turner Motorsport, Noelle...
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I wish someone would come out with a tune system like COBB Tuning AccessPORT handheld ECU management system. Something handheld and self contained that you could plug into your OBDII Port and upload the tune. Then, before going to the dealership you can take the tune off the ECU and replace after the Dealership visit. It would alleviate the need for removing the ECU and having it sent off for programming or reprogramming if the Dealership rewrites the ECU and would allow for tuners to release revised tuning settings and maps for our cars that we could just download and self install.

I know Trey and Christian at COBB pretty well, I just wished they did BMWs. Maybe a wise BMW tuner should talk to them about a partnership to get their AccessPORT out for our cars (hint, hint)
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Read his post. PG gained 28rwhp with the flash only. He did a baseline without it, then one afterwards. His baseline already included mods like the pulley. In other words, his AA tune added 28rwhp ALONE.
The difference is talking about what gains you'll get on a stock vehicle vs. a modified vehicle.
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He didn't have many mods. I think he just had the pulley, Gruppe intake and maybe exhaust. The intake only added a couple hp, and if you're doing a chip, you might as well get a pulley and exhaust, no?
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I wish someone would come out with a tune system like COBB Tuning AccessPORT handheld ECU management system. Something handheld and self contained that you could plug into your OBDII Port and upload the tune. Then, before going to the dealership you can take the tune off the ECU and replace after the Dealership visit. It would alleviate the need for removing the ECU and having it sent off for programming or reprogramming if the Dealership rewrites the ECU and would allow for tuners to release revised tuning settings and maps for our cars that we could just download and self install.

I know Trey and Christian at COBB pretty well, I just wished they did BMWs. Maybe a wise BMW tuner should talk to them about a partnership to get their AccessPORT out for our cars (hint, hint)

+1 for wanting a handheld device or even being able to use our own laptop with software/cable.
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      01-18-2009, 04:27 PM   #18
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+1 for wanting a handheld device or even being able to use our own laptop with software/cable.
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Singh Autosport claims to have a tune, but I haven't seen any specs on it.
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