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      09-01-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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GIAC ECU Flash.... Check :)

Just got back from EAS and did the GIAC flash. I must say, Tom and Steve are great guys who really know how to satisfy a customer. They literally explained each and every step of the process and made me feel really comfortable w/ my decision to go w/ the GIAC program. Not to mention the E92 M3 project they got going on, is INSANE!

Now back on topic...

The software made me feel like I got a complete new car. The throttle response is noticeably enhanced. Not sure if it is my happiness head buzz, but I believe I can actually feel the acceleration a lot more now. I say this because I've been longing for the "push you into your seat" feeling that the FI engine of the 335i gave me, and I have it now.

So my mod/crack crave is once again suppressed. Till next time... back to the office table to make some more mula... peace in the middle east!
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Very nice. Did you do a dyno run? I was just at EAS like 2 hours ago! Just got a RE pulley
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      09-01-2009, 06:03 PM   #3
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Here are some of the pics of your car from today:







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      09-01-2009, 06:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for the pix Anthony, you are amazing w/ the lens. It was great meeting all of you guys today I'll be sure to be back. So many mods.. so little money.. i mean.. time...
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Awesome! Sick jerez.
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Very nice. Did you do a dyno run? I was just at EAS like 2 hours ago! Just got a RE pulley
Congrats bro, pully's are amongst the next mods i'm looking to do. seriously.. does the list not stop lol.

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Awesome! Sick jerez.
Thanks bro!
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      09-01-2009, 08:22 PM   #8
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Push the car hard for 1 day the next day the car will feel totally different.

congrats. Bro see you in Taiwan soon.
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i got the GIAC last week at almost in midnight. Jeff came to my house to do the flash.
well.. i love it very much but still bothers me that check engine light for high flow cat LOL
great software. i recommended to my friend too!!
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      09-01-2009, 10:32 PM   #10
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i got the GIAC last week at almost in midnight. Jeff came to my house to do the flash.
well.. i love it very much but still bothers me that check engine light for high flow cat LOL
great software. i recommended to my friend too!!
so the GIAC flash couldn't eliminate your CEL?
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so the GIAC flash couldn't eliminate your CEL?
GIAC does not tamper with the emission settings in the ECU, keeping them intact and 100% stock.
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so the GIAC flash couldn't eliminate your CEL?
just like Tom said, they don't disable any error code
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just like Tom said, they don't disable any error code
Why don't they get rid of the Check Engine Fault Code?
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Why don't they get rid of the Check Engine Fault Code?
I believe it's against the law.. not 100% sure though.
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I believe it's against the law.. not 100% sure though.
Yes, I think your right its against the law and its suppose to be a heavy fine.
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But the flash doesn't cause a CEL itself right?
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But the flash doesn't cause a CEL itself right?
never seen it in my life
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But the flash doesn't cause a CEL itself right?
None. We also perform a full diagnostic scan before and after the flash with an autologic diagnostic computer to verify a clean bill of health before releasing.
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Very nice. Did you do a dyno run? I was just at EAS like 2 hours ago! Just got a RE pulley
Please let me know if you experience any "noise" after the RE pully install.

After I did mine, I get an occassional lower rpm "growl" (like low fluid in the PS pump) sound.

Just curious... TIA
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I believe it's against the law.. not 100% sure though.
It IS illegal, both federal and state law (CA at least) prohibit tampering with any emission control devices....this would include the ECU. If you want to get super techincal, even the tune itself would be considered an issue in California UNLESS there is an EO number associated with it. Problem is, you modify the spark timing, fuel supply, etc, you will effect emissions......anything that can potentially alter emissions needs to be "ok'ed" first via CARB with an EO number. Some things are excluded, such as a drop-in air filter....but if you start replacing parts of the intake tract, you are not expemted. I could go on for days....lol

IMHO, EAS is playing it pretty safe. Other companies are taking a chance. However, enforcement in many states is given to the feds. They have LITTLE/NO time to investigate such things. So peeps in Florida, for example, probably don't have the same "concerns" as those in Cali.

Tom is wise to not go there. CA is pretty (if not the most) aggressive on Environmental Enforcement......many aftermarket parts have to be approved via CARB before sale/use in CA. Of course, there are exclusions, etc., but I think Tom is wise in his approach.
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Please let me know if you experience any "noise" after the RE pully install.

After I did mine, I get an occassional lower rpm "growl" (like low fluid in the PS pump) sound.

Just curious... TIA
Will do... i should be getting them soon. I'll especially keep an ear out for the growl you speak of.
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