BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Engine, Transmission, Exhaust, Drivetrain, ECU Software Modifications
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-28-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
RMB
Captain
RMB's Avatar
United_States
79
Rep
632
Posts

Drives: 2018 Audi TTRS
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Dinan Modifications

I have been giving some consideration to Dinan mods, but I am wary of problems with my warranty and the dealership. Has anyone encountered any problems in this regard? Also, any complications/drawbacks/problems with the 3.45 LSD on a DCT car? My goals are to modify the car, keep the warranty in place since it is new, and not degrade the day to day driveability, but to enhance it's already high levels of performance.
Appreciate 0
      07-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
duke10
Private First Class
5
Rep
128
Posts

Drives: In between cars
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RMB
I have been giving some consideration to Dinan mods, but I am wary of problems with my warranty and the dealership. Has anyone encountered any problems in this regard? Also, any complications/drawbacks/problems with the 3.45 LSD on a DCT car? My goals are to modify the car, keep the warranty in place since it is new, and not degrade the day to day driveability, but to enhance it's already high levels of performance.
You should be good with Dinan part. A big dealership local to me is actually a Dinan dealer.
Appreciate 0
      07-28-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
lorinzo
Captain
United_States
69
Rep
955
Posts

Drives: e90 M3; i3 rex; e46 M3 vert
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (0)

May want to search as this issue has been covered many times....

My research indicates that Dinan will warranty anything not covered by BMW, but, I have no personal experience.

I went with Dinan pulley and intake.
__________________
| 2011 M3 Sedan | Le Mans Blue | M-DCT | ZC2 | ZCP | ZP3 | Moonroof | Enhanced Premium Sound | Dinan exhaust | Dinan software | Dinan pulley | Dinan intake | Dinan pedals | Bimmian LED interior | Lux H8 V3 | WeissLicht PY24W LED | 20% tint | IND reflectors | IND front grills | IND key hole cover | IND hood vents | IND M5 mirror covers | Reus Systems audio | Verstraβe shifter paddles | BBS LM 20x9 et 15 and 20x10.5 et 15 | Hankook Ventus V12 255/30/20 and 295/25/20 | Red BBS Racing lug nut kit | H&R Sport springs |
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2012, 12:10 AM   #4
edwinm3
Brigadier General
edwinm3's Avatar
United_States
587
Rep
3,581
Posts

Drives: F82
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Broward

iTrader: (25)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SehrSchnell
BMW doesn't cover Dinan parts warranty wise (or anything "related" to them), but Dinan will step in with their warranty. Many (most) dealers are totally fine with Dinan mods (as mentioned, some dealerships are Dinan dealers as well). The final drive is a great mod (IMHO of course).
And from what I hear they're a PIA when it comes to warranty claims.
__________________

Grigio Telesto M4, 6MT.
E90 LCI 335i
6.2 Ford Raptor
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2012, 01:03 AM   #5
Z K
Brigadier General
Z K's Avatar
United_States
943
Rep
4,204
Posts

Drives: E90 M3, B8.5 A4
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (3)

The best thing to do if you want to keep your warranty is to keep it stock. If your dealer is a Dinan reseller, they might cover your Dinan parts. Otherwise you are out of luck.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2013, 01:00 AM   #6
mose121
Second Lieutenant
40
Rep
234
Posts

Drives: F80 M3 ZCP/X1 2.8iX M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pittsburgh

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by edwinm3 View Post
And from what I hear they're a PIA when it comes to warranty claims.
I've worked with Dinan on a few warranty claims and they were great to work with. In those situations it's all about the service advisor you're dealing with. If they are into the Dinan mods, you'll be fine and they'll take care of you. If they aren't, or are unfamiliar with the process or who to talk with at Dinan they might think it's not covered or just too lazy to take care of it for you. It's usually never Dinan denying the claim, it's the dealers lack of experience dealing with Dinan claims. It's really not difficult at all. One phone call, fill out one form and email it to them, wait for payment/parts if needed. They even hooked up one of my client's with a free suspension package for his e60. Their customer support is top notch.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #7
sycd
Lieutenant
sycd's Avatar
United_States
70
Rep
567
Posts

Drives: F80 YMB 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SF Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z K View Post
The best thing to do if you want to keep your warranty is to keep it stock. If your dealer is a Dinan reseller, they might cover your Dinan parts. Otherwise you are out of luck.
Dinan also covers the rest of the car for problems caused by their parts.
__________________
2015 M3 6MT | Yas Marina Blue, CF Roof, Cloth | Adaptive M Susp, 437M 19" Silver | MPE
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:38 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST