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      08-07-2011, 02:31 PM   #23
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M3 Vert....great car 95% of the performance of the coupe, yet "priceless" ability to drop the top Let's face it, there are so many "fast" cars on the roads these days....no one buys a car anymore (at least I did not), to drag race....the 50's are over. To those who say the 'vert is a pig, I say you likely did not even test drive it. Clearly "slower" than the coupe, but it's all relative in normal DD driving, no one can feel a difference in .1-.3 seconds...

To the OP, I say enjoy the car stock....messing with a tune, to eek out 8-10hp just sounds silly and a waste of money.
I agree with Cole328 on the unmatched experience that is to drive a vert M3, the coupe and sedan could be a little bit faster but they will never look as nice as the vert. But I do think that a tune makes this driving experience even better and it does make the car faster, as an example I just installed an ESS tune on my car and now it is pulling harder than a stock M3 sedan of a friend of mine who is supposed to be 400 lbs lighter than my vert so I do recommend to use a tune if you have the money to spend in this kind of mod
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      08-09-2011, 06:52 PM   #24
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Anyone with the AA tune? Still trying to get feedback on it. Seems like everyone is doing the Evo or ESS tune now.
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Anyone knows whats the best performance output you can get with just an ECU Flash?

BRAND?
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Getting a non-convertible would have given you more in all those categories than any "tune". Always vert guys asking these lame questions.

You are the guys that think you can have "everything". Adding 10hp on a vert that weighs 400 more pounds, what is the point? If performance was your priority than a vert would not be in your garage.

Just saying, I think its kind of a silly question
I wanna ask you a question... If you were in the market for a convertible wouldn't you want a fast one?
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Anyone with the AA tune? Still trying to get feedback on it. Seems like everyone is doing the Evo or ESS tune now.
Just got the AA tune a couple of days ago... I mean what is it a claimed 15 hp.. It felt faster but that being said I was driving a much slower car the two days the car was out of commission... The throttle response is defiantly better though
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      08-09-2011, 07:51 PM   #27
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Just got the AA tune a couple of days ago... I mean what is it a claimed 15 hp.. It felt faster but that being said I was driving a much slower car the two days the car was out of commission... The throttle response is defiantly better though
Did you do the tune in conjunction with anything else?
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      08-09-2011, 08:03 PM   #28
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Did you do the tune in conjunction with anything else?
I had already had Fabspeed cat back exhaust and a Dinan intake on before I got the tune.
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      08-10-2011, 01:21 PM   #29
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I hear that ESS is a pretty solid brand.
I got my ESS tune and I'm happy with it...
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i was messing with some dude in a vert m3 earlier this week and he pulls up to the light next to me and goes: "i dont race coupes, only other verts, sorry bro"

lololol
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      08-10-2011, 01:55 PM   #31
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NO ONE KNOWS.

unless you try them yourself...

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pick one and tell us.
what he said^ i went with powerchip
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      08-10-2011, 07:08 PM   #32
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I agree with Cole328 on the unmatched experience that is to drive a vert M3, the coupe and sedan could be a little bit faster but they will never look as nice as the vert. But I do think that a tune makes this driving experience even better and it does make the car faster, as an example I just installed an ESS tune on my car and now it is pulling harder than a stock M3 sedan of a friend of mine who is supposed to be 400 lbs lighter than my vert so I do recommend to use a tune if you have the money to spend in this kind of mod
Where does one get the ESS tune installed? Also, any concerns about warranty voiding? While I don't think the car really needs it, it sounds like you have positive things to say would love to get some more det's thanks
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Where does one get the ESS tune installed? Also, any concerns about warranty voiding? While I don't think the car really needs it, it sounds like you have positive things to say would love to get some more det's thanks
You can do it yourself and, yes, there is warranty risk if something goes wrong with the engine and BMW finds the tune. I don't know how significant the risk is (you can put the car back to stock before taking it in UNLESS something significant goes wrong and you aren't able to) but it is a risk.
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      08-10-2011, 07:13 PM   #34
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Honestly - no body knows which one is best and shortly all the fan boys will be in here arguing for the company they side with
hahahahahaha so true..
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i was messing with some dude in a vert m3 earlier this week and he pulls up to the light next to me and goes: "i dont race coupes, only other verts, sorry bro"

lololol
HAHAAH wow that's a failblog
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i was messing with some dude in a vert m3 earlier this week and he pulls up to the light next to me and goes: "i dont race coupes, only other verts, sorry bro"

lololol
How old are you?
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      08-30-2011, 12:04 PM   #37
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Just got the AA tune a couple of days ago... I mean what is it a claimed 15 hp.. It felt faster but that being said I was driving a much slower car the two days the car was out of commission... The throttle response is defiantly better though
Someone else said it best earlier in the thread. There are several options out there for the consumer and a few companies that can offer a 'quality' tune. We have a pretty wide range of dealers worldwide that can assist you and make this process easier for you. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Our dealer list can be viewed here http://activeautowerke.com/dealers.php
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Honestly - no body knows which one is best and shortly all the fan boys will be in here arguing for the company they side with
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Someone else said it best earlier in the thread. There are several options out there for the consumer and a few companies that can offer a 'quality' tune. We have a pretty wide range of dealers worldwide that can assist you and make this process easier for you. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Our dealer list can be viewed here http://activeautowerke.com/dealers.php
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i was messing with some dude in a vert m3 earlier this week and he pulls up to the light next to me and goes: "i dont race coupes, only other verts, sorry bro"

lololol
How are you liking the evolve tune?
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So your going to spend 12000 on a supercharger to counterbalance the weight difference?? This makes no sense. Just saying Im Glad I chose to stick with my CF roof. 100 lbs I donít need when I spank your vert ass. STOCK!

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^^^Really? "You guys..."??? Stop being butt hurt and step your pockets up. I bought a vert cuz i wanted a vert. I dont care about weight. Weight means nothing to me... As a matter of fact, imma supercharge my "heavy" vert, and race you for pink slips. And once i smoke check you, imma sell your car and for a e46 vert and take what ever is left and mail you a check. "....you guys..."??? C'mon son! Getdatfukouttaherewitdatbullshit
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[QUOTE^^^Really? "You guys..."???
Stop being butt hurt and step your pockets up.
I bought a vert cuz i wanted a vert. I dont care about weight. Weight means nothing to me...
As a matter of fact, imma supercharge my "heavy" vert, and race you for pink slips. And once i smoke check you, imma sell your car and for a e46 vert and take what ever is left and mail you a check.
"....you guys..."??? C'mon son! Getdatfukouttaherewitdatbullshit]
umm who says pink slips anymore...[/quote]

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[QUOTE^^^Really? "You guys..."???
Stop being butt hurt and step your pockets up.
I bought a vert cuz i wanted a vert. I dont care about weight. Weight means nothing to me...
As a matter of fact, imma supercharge my "heavy" vert, and race you for pink slips. And once i smoke check you, imma sell your car and for a e46 vert and take what ever is left and mail you a check.
"....you guys..."??? C'mon son! Getdatfukouttaherewitdatbullshit]
umm who says pink slips anymore...
#winning ^^^[/quote]
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