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      05-16-2010, 04:29 PM   #77
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Dinan isn't a step down in the software dept they aren't trying to do what those other companies are doing with the software by getting the very most hp and tq out of it. i am quite sure Dinan could get more out of it if they wanted to

they offer a conservative tune for people who want that. one that adds something to the car but not one that steps into the realm of having problems with it. not saying the other companies are bad but some people prefer a conservative tune rather then one that is going for the most possible

Originally Posted by mixja View Post
Personally I'd highly recommend Powerchip for the tune. If you are going to get a tune, you might as well go with the one that in the general consensus of this forum seems to offer the most gains (I'm sure other tunes are very close, like ESS and GIAC, but vendor claims and opinion seems to show Dinan is definitely a step down).

Do the tune, air filter, crank pulley and exhaust first (are you looking at a full exhaust? If not you're just buying sound so you could remove it from the list). These mods are actually adding power and torque, more so than the in-gear torque you'd get with the 4.10 FD. Then assess whether you really want the diff. If you really want to save money, consider a primary cat delete instead of an expensive exhaust system - results for me have been excellent, I'm publishing up some test data soon.

Also on the Dinan air filter, honestly this is a 15 minute DIY install - don't pay ~$400 to get that installed.
Street- 08 E92 M3- Sparkling Graphite/ Fox Red/6sp
Track- 10 CRF 250-PR2 Race Motor/Ohlins TTX Susp
Hauler- 06 Ford Skyjacker F250 4WD