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      10-05-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
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Intake, tune and pulley

Thinking about getting a tune, intake and pulley from dinan.... Any suggestions on where to go near Pittsburgh or any other reputable dealers other than dinan. Thx
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Buy from Marco at McKenna Performance and install yourself. Doesn't get any cheaper than that.
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Agreed, but he can't install the tune.
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Agreed, but he can't install the tune.
True but he could send in the DME for programming iirc.
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      10-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #5
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I got the intake and pulley from Dinan. You are lucky as there is a sale on at Dinan this month.

I installed the intake myself, pretty simple.
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      10-05-2012, 09:12 AM   #6
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Just talked to sewickley BMW - said dinan tune and intake would only net 17 hp. For cost not sure it's worth it. Does anyone have that set up on an 08 m3?
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Just talked to sewickley BMW - said dinan tune and intake would only net 17 hp. For cost not sure it's worth it. Does anyone have that set up on an 08 m3?
On an otherwise stock car, a tune and intake won't net a lot. You really need to do an x-pipe so see the gains a tune can provide.
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Xpipe won't pass state inspection right?
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It won't pass in CT, my local Dinan dealer confirmed this for me yesterday.

I was also thinking of jumping on the Dinan sale and get the intake (and add the tune later). However, I am a bit worried about the tune affecting my warranty. I track so I was thinking the additional 200 rpm would be helpful and extra airflow might be helpful at higher RPMs. I am on the fence though.

I decided against the pulleys. I am worried about the long term effects of underdriving my accessories. My car is my DD.
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      10-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #10
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On an otherwise stock car, a tune and intake won't net a lot. You really need to do an x-pipe so see the gains a tune can provide.
Agreed. The CF intake sure looks nice though. And its an easy DIY that has little risk of voiding the warranty.
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Just talked to sewickley BMW - said dinan tune and intake would only net 17 hp. For cost not sure it's worth it. Does anyone have that set up on an 08 m3?
17HP for around $1600 is a decent gain for a NA car.
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      10-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #12
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Not doing pulleys either - dd as well and have sit in traffic a lot. Now thinking afe intake and maybe seeing if BMW will update my software to stock 2012.
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      10-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #13
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Intake/Pulleys are a great way to increase HP on NA platforms:



2011 BMW M3 (Alpine White)
Dynorun 21: Baseline
Dynorun 30: Macht Schnell Stage 2 Intake Charge Kit, Stock Exhaust
Dynorun 33: Macht Schnell S65 Performance Underdrive Pulleys, OEM Intake, Stock Exhaust
Dynorun 36: Macht Schnell Stage 2 Intake Charge Kit, Macht Schnell S65 Performance Underdrive Pulleys, Stock Exhaust
Dynorun 52: Macht Schnell Stage 2 Intake Charge Kit, Macht Schnell S65 Performance Underdrive Pulleys, Challenge Race+ X-Pipe (Catless), Akrapovic Slip-On Titanium Exhaust System

More info and additional dynos can be found in this thread: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=567651

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.
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      10-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #14
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Very helpful - thanks all
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      10-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #15
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I gained 18whp when I added the MS pulleys to my car
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I gained 18whp when I added the MS pulleys to my car
Really? Well that sounds like a lot for a pulley in our cars.
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      10-06-2012, 01:46 AM   #17
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Really? Well that sounds like a lot for a pulley in our cars.
Believe me I was super surprised when I saw the gains. I went to EAS to get them installed. We did a baseline dyno, installed the pulleys while the car was still strapped down and did a after dyno. We did 3 runs that consistently showed a peak 16-18whp gain. the gains weren't only at the top end but through out the entire power band. Tom & Steve of EAS were there along with a couple m3post members
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17HP for around $1600 is a decent gain for a NA car.
Not when most tunes for our cars go for $1k
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      10-07-2012, 01:48 PM   #19
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Thinking of just adding a drop in filter now since my e90 has a coal liner that restricts more than the e92 m3s...does anyone have pros and cons on adding a afe intake vs just adding a new filter?
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      10-08-2012, 07:42 AM   #20
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Really? Well that sounds like a lot for a pulley in our cars.
+1,
I didn't feel a noticeable difference between MS filter and stock.

No noticeable difference between MS filter and AA pulley. Confirmed by 1/4 mile track where I trapped no better than 110mph.

Butt dyno and 1/4 mile timeslip showed a good improvement when I switched from MS to AA green filter, AA pulley and Akrapovic Evo exhaust. Trapped 116mph and this was before the 231e software update from dealer.

I'm not trying to discount anything but personally, I think those dynos are full of shit. I've seen too many bs dyno sheets here lately. 400 whp with tune and bolt on's? Sure....... Whatever float your boat man but I would take my car to the track and confirm if it is really faster in real life or just on a roller.
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      10-08-2012, 09:47 AM   #21
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Really? Well that sounds like a lot for a pulley in our cars.
+1,
I didn't feel a noticeable difference between MS filter and stock.

No noticeable difference between MS filter and AA pulley. Confirmed by 1/4 mile track where I trapped no better than 110mph.

Butt dyno and 1/4 mile timeslip showed a good improvement when I switched from MS to AA green filter, AA pulley and Akrapovic Evo exhaust. Trapped 116mph and this was before the 231e software update from dealer.

I'm not trying to discount anything but personally, I think those dynos are full of shit. I've seen too many bs dyno sheets here lately. 400 whp with tune and bolt on's? Sure....... Whatever float your boat man but I would take my car to the track and confirm if it is really faster in real life or just on a roller.
I would attribute your gains more to the Akra Evo rather than the pulleys and filter, but I am sure they all work well together.
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We have all the parts you are looking for and then some. I highly recommend our filter,tune and pulley combo.

Here is a Dyno from one of our customers cars. (Tune,Rear axle back exhaust,pulley, Filter)

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