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      02-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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New Dinan Order for my 11 392 M3 ZCP,DCT

I finally decided to do some mods on my M3. I choose to go with a company that has been doing performance parts on BMW's for a long time. Dinan. Following are the mods I am doing:

Free Flow Exhaust (E92/3) M3 Coupe
High Flow Carbon Fiber Intake
Performance Engine Software
Underdrive Pulley Kit (6/08-2011 Only)
Front Carbon Fiber Strut Tower Braces

According to the numbers I should be at 448hp and 320lb ft tq after installation. I am hoping to have it all installed this Friday at BMW of Santa Maria.

Thanks to BMW of Santa Maria and Dinan for all of their help. Best part is that I will be able to pass smog without any modifications.

Yes, I will post pictures and a detailed review.
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      02-14-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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Congrats, thats sweet dude.
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Nice Paul! Can't wait to see it when its all done!
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      02-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #5
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Congrats, thats sweet dude.
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Can't go wrong with Dinan. Congrats!
I agree. Looking forward to it.

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Pretty close.

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Nice Paul! Can't wait to see it when its all done!
Thanks, Jimmy...
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      02-14-2012, 10:11 PM   #6
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Good move....you'll be happy with all the items you've selected. Looks like you're chasing 10 points ..............Phil
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      02-14-2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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Good move....you'll be happy with all the items you've selected. Looks like you're chasing 10 points ..............Phil
This install gets me 11 points. I just got a call that they will have the parts tomorrow and the install will begin at 10am! That was fast...
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      02-15-2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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You really need to get the Dinan racing mid-pipe to get the power gain. ///M Ryder has all the Dinan power mods you're about to have + the Dinan racing mid-pipe, and his car put down 351 whp (SAE corrected). I have all the Dinan power mods ///M Ryder has, except just a MS Air Filter (no Dinan intake) and my car put down 354 whp (SAE corrected) using the same dyno. The most power gain is really going to come from Dinan's cat-less mid-pipe.

Congrats though! We look forward to seeing your car. Hopefully you can get your car dyno on a DynoJet to compare with ///M Ryder and myself.
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      02-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #9
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Very nice,need some updates with pics when done plz !
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      02-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #10
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Full review being posted this week. Sorry for the delay. Thinking about adding the LSD 3.62 as well.
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I thought of all the Dinan mods I did the stage 3 susp was by far the best one
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      02-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #12
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I thought of all the Dinan mods I did the stage 3 susp was by far the best one
Stage 3 goes on this week. I am waiting for that install before I do the review.
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did this get done today!
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      02-27-2012, 07:44 PM   #14
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did this get done today!
No parts yet. I am dropping it off tomorrow...
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What are the points for? Free stuff?
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What are the points for? Free stuff?
You have to obtain 10 points to get the Dinan badge
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Im not sure if i would go with Dinan... I have seen a lot of power loss... on a dynojet i did 356 Whp with Rpi GTM axleback, BMC filter and scoops... My friend with a Dinan intake, throttle boddies, tune and full exhaust and a pulley, barely made 348whp.. that was his highest run... Not trying to hate to much, but he went ahead and bought a Macht Schnell intake on the spot and gained a few more ponies.
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Im not sure if i would go with Dinan... I have seen a lot of power loss... on a dynojet i did 356 Whp with Rpi GTM axleback, BMC filter and scoops... My friend with a Dinan intake, throttle boddies, tune and full exhaust and a pulley, barely made 348whp.. that was his highest run... Not trying to hate to much, but he went ahead and bought a Macht Schnell intake on the spot and gained a few more ponies.
I need to find a dyno place around here. I might just take it to Dinan. They are only a few hours away.

Was this car dyno'd before the parts put on?
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Im not sure if i would go with Dinan... I have seen a lot of power loss... on a dynojet i did 356 Whp with Rpi GTM axleback, BMC filter and scoops... My friend with a Dinan intake, throttle boddies, tune and full exhaust and a pulley, barely made 348whp.. that was his highest run... Not trying to hate to much, but he went ahead and bought a Macht Schnell intake on the spot and gained a few more ponies.

That is odd. I looked up the MS intake and it only increases air volume by 18% where the dinan intake is 30% increase. I don't understand how there could be power loss unless it was not installed correctly but I guess the real key is whether the car was dyno'd at stock. I do know that not all the cars from stock appear to have exactly the same hp, some sort of variance I presume.
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What was the cost to install pulley?



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I finally decided to do some mods on my M3. I choose to go with a company that has been doing performance parts on BMW's for a long time. Dinan. Following are the mods I am doing:

Free Flow Exhaust (E92/3) M3 Coupe
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According to the numbers I should be at 448hp and 320lb ft tq after installation. I am hoping to have it all installed this Friday at BMW of Santa Maria.

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