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      09-20-2017, 07:21 PM   #45
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Anyone have this tune with the burble option ? I would love to know how it compares to the gintani tune
Based off my my own personal tune with alex with burble and also having had a gintani tune they both burble but at different levels.

My setup on my car
AA Test Pipes, Stock Xpipe, ACM rear section

Alpine tune - With having my secondary cats the burble is minimal and quiet when letting off over 5 k with a nice pop in between shifts (which i love).

Gintani Tune - Having secondary cats burble much more noticeable when letting off over 5k.

From customers experience with different exhaust options

car 1 - Full IPE front section (no cats, no resonators) with ACM rear section
Alpine - Burble very noticeable not overpowering with nice crisp pops between shifts

Car 2 - Borla X pipe (i believe its primaries gone, quad resonator) Eisenmann Race
Gintani - The burble is very noticeable with refinement, maybe one of my favorite exhaust set ups ive ever heard on these cars. I think my next set up.

Car 3 - Test pipes, Stock everything else
Gintani - Burble quieted down but still noticeable

Both Tunes are excellent, can't go wrong with either
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      09-21-2017, 09:50 PM   #46
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Based off my my own personal tune with alex with burble and also having had a gintani tune they both burble but at different levels.

My setup on my car
AA Test Pipes, Stock Xpipe, ACM rear section

Alpine tune - With having my secondary cats the burble is minimal and quiet when letting off over 5 k with a nice pop in between shifts (which i love).

Gintani Tune - Having secondary cats burble much more noticeable when letting off over 5k.

From customers experience with different exhaust options

car 1 - Full IPE front section (no cats, no resonators) with ACM rear section
Alpine - Burble very noticeable not overpowering with nice crisp pops between shifts

Car 2 - Borla X pipe (i believe its primaries gone, quad resonator) Eisenmann Race
Gintani - The burble is very noticeable with refinement, maybe one of my favorite exhaust set ups ive ever heard on these cars. I think my next set up.

Car 3 - Test pipes, Stock everything else
Gintani - Burble quieted down but still noticeable

Both Tunes are excellent, can't go wrong with either
Do you or anyone else have a video of the Alpine burble tune, interested in hearing it.
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      09-22-2017, 09:30 AM   #47
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hi, is there any Dyno sheet for this ecu tune showing the claimed gain?
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      09-22-2017, 10:21 AM   #48
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hi, is there any Dyno sheet for this ecu tune showing the claimed gain?
The burble gains or actual horsepower?
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      09-22-2017, 09:41 PM   #49
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Do you or anyone else have a video of the Alpine burble tune, interested in hearing it.
Here's a clip of some 91 burbles. The clips were taken when Alex was refining his 91 burble tune so burbles now have significantly improved. I was able to find some 101 octane near me so I had Alex send me a 94 map with burbles and they are way louder and more consistent at 94. 91 is just terrible fuel.

They also take a bit of practice to get down perfectly, you let off around 5.5k rpms and slightly press the gas pedal in to control the burbles. I wasn't really used to it yet in the video but I've perfected it now, makes for some sweet tunnel music

As for power gains, on 91 I did feel a nice jump in upper rpm power. Was really surprised at just how noticeable it was, for the record I am completely straight piped with an RPi GTM race exhaust. I was really happy with my 91 tune.

Then Alex asked me if I was able to get any higher octane fuel, as 91 is garbage and I wasn't unlocking the full potential of my M3. I stopped by Sunol Super Stop and filled up on 94 octane and filled a separate 14 gallon drum up with 101 octane to mix into my 91 later. Alex sent me my new 94 map and we installed it.

The gains, according to the butt dyno, are massive. I couldn't and still can't believe how much gains are felt. It feels like a completely new car, pulls extremely hard, especially after 5,500 RPM's.

You know that feeling you get when you first drive a fast car and it kind of scares you a bit? Same effect lol.

With this new tune I was able to walk away from a C63 AMG very convincingly.

I highly recommend Alex and his tune, I am going to try and get on a dyno soon but I am in the process of wrapping my car and have to get an alignment soon.

Here are some before and after numbers (93 is supposed to be 94)

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      09-24-2017, 01:20 PM   #50
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Can't say how incredibly pleased i am with Alex's Tune for the E9x, while i don't have any numbers the hp increase and tq is on par or better then others on the block. Butt feelings that is.

Glad to help anyone here in the tri-state get it set up on their car!
Can you please pm me his tune with your test pipe installed price?
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      10-03-2017, 09:16 PM   #51
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Can this map switching be done without a laptop connected to the car?
No. You need a laptop, cord, flashing software.

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Can I impose on someone to post a link on how to get in touch with him?
Best way is to email him direct at alex@alpinemss.com. His website is in major need of an update and I don't believe you can even find the tune advertised on there. I only found out about it after talking with him during the DCT flash so I think he relies a lot on word of mouth.
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      10-03-2017, 09:53 PM   #52
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Just wanted to leave a quick feedback post. Just got my 08 E92 M3 DCT tuned remotely by Alex. I was amazed at how smooth and quick the shifts were compared to stock. No more jerking while stopping or during slowing down and speeding up again in traffic.

Alex is very knowledgeable and is there every step of the way from helping me with installing the software needed on my computer to the steps needed on my side to getting the tuning/coding started.

Highly recommend any DCT owner to get in contact with Alex for his tune and any coding needs you may have.

Thanks again Alex for the tune, coding, and advice!
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Just realized this is the ECU tune post....my bad, but hey, if you got the ECU tune then you should also go for the DCT tune
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      10-12-2017, 12:26 PM   #54
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Just realized this is the ECU tune post....my bad, but hey, if you got the ECU tune then you should also go for the DCT tune
Thank you
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      10-13-2017, 07:25 PM   #55
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I highly recommend Alpine:

- Engine Tune
- DCT Flash (So good!)
- Coding (Euro MDM, gongs, features)
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      10-13-2017, 07:35 PM   #56
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Alex, can you post up a dyno graph comparing stock to an ecu tune for 93 octane but no other modifications?
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      10-13-2017, 08:12 PM   #57
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The best you will get for any tune is a butt dyno. Wonder why?
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      10-14-2017, 09:46 AM   #58
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The best you will get for any tune is a butt dyno. Wonder why?
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The best you will get for any tune is a butt dyno. Wonder why?
They?re all pretty much the same since they?re off the shelf tunes.

Go with the one that provides good customer service. Last year it took me almost 2 months to get my GTS tune file from a prominent vendor on here so I?ll most likely look to Alex for an engine tune/coding in the near future.
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      10-14-2017, 02:53 PM   #60
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Had Alex do the gts tune and update my factory Ecu yesterday, cars feels smooth and crisp , going back soon for the stage 2 tune !! 🤘🏽
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I want to get Alex's ECU tune (I already have his GTS DCT) but I'm on the fence with cold start delete. Since I installed Borla ATAK catback, it's insanely loud during the air injection. I started asking around about cold start delete and I consistently hear "it will cause your cats to fail early." Okay, how early? Is there any concrete evidence / research on that? Are we talking about cutting life in half or by 10%?

Cat delete isn't an option for me.

Big +1 for dealing with Alex, great guy.
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I want to get Alex's ECU tune (I already have his GTS DCT) but I'm on the fence with cold start delete. Since I installed Borla ATAK catback, it's insanely loud during the air injection. I started asking around about cold start delete and I consistently hear "it will cause your cats to fail early." Okay, how early? Is there any concrete evidence / research on that? Are we talking about cutting life in half or by 10%?

Cat delete isn't an option for me.

Big +1 for dealing with Alex, great guy.
Cold start is mostly for warming up the primary cats. If you wish to remove cold start with your primary cats in place I would suggest warming up the car for a few minutes prior to driving it. If the temps in your area are very low you can always switch maps (takes about 5-10minutes) and put your cold start back in.
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Thanks Alex, that's helpful. I hadn't considered just letting it warm up a bit. I'll shoot you an email to talk about next steps.

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Got the ECU tune from Alex yesterday. Great transaction, as expected. We talked more about the implications of doing a cold start delete when you still have the primary cats. I was willing to just live with making sure I warm it up prior to really getting on it (which you should do anyway) but then he had an idea. How about lowering the rev limiter even more if the oil is too cold?

Great idea and alleviates a little concern if some valet gets crazy with it. Now on cold start the limiter starts at around 3,500 - 4,000rpm range which is reflected on the tach. At first it was a little weird to start the car and see the limit indicator so far to the left but it works perfectly.

I haven't driven it enough to let it fully adapt but it's already noticeable. I was running a really old software version so it's hard to say how much was the tune and how much was just updating to 241E. Regardless, the butt dyno is very pleased and generally it's just running "better."

Sure, you can get the Dinan flash now for less but you don't get Alex, you don't get a bunch of maps to play with and you don't get to do it from the comfort of home. Easily worth the premium.
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