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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    Sorry to put a damper on the parade but the flash tuning capability of the new turbo M models is greatly overstated. A couple of days ago results were posted of a flash tuned S55 inline-6 which is the turbocharged M motor featured under the hood of the F80 M3 and F82 M4. It is true that this car was flashed but after seeing the article BimmerBoost was contacted by a tuner who wanted to set the record straight on what is actually going on. Nobody at the moment has real control of any modern ECU used in the turbo BMW's. This includes the F30 models, F10, F12/F13, F82, F80, and so on. The tricore ECU's in these cars have not been cracked. So what exactly is going on? The tuners claiming the ability to flash are all using the same trick but they are not uploading their own custom tuned software. They are essentially flashing the same files that originate internally from BMW. Some of these files are just press files. Oh, you did not know BMW uses different software on cars they let the press test? Well, namely with the F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 they do. Why? The BMW press software will allow a higher margin for a CEL (check engine light). That means you will not see any of those nasty reviews saying the cars went into limp mode. This among other things like traction control changes or higher boost itself. Some tuners have even been using the BMW Competition Package software which is not real flash tuning. It is just uploading BMW's own file. If anyone needs proof of this ask for a custom dyno tune for your F10 M5 or F80 M3. It is not going to happen, at least not yet. Tuners can play with the bootloader but if they modify outside of certain parameters the checksum fails. If it fails, the software will not flash. All of the big boys are struggling with this believe it or not. Dimsport which is traditionally the source for a lot of automotive ECU cracks that then spread out (for $ from others) can not flash tune the Tricore ECU's. Some guys may be using this Russian software for the Tricore ECU's to read out of the files but what can they do with it once they do? The tuner that contacted BimmerBoost said to ask the tuners for proof of their ability. No tuner that has contacted BimmerBoost stating they have the ability to flash tune has demonstrated it. So how do you get a dyno graph showing gains with a flash tune? Well, you can run a car until it is hot and then flash BMW's own software that leaked out and once the car cools down showing gains with a handpicked before and after graph. BimmerBoost stands by this report that nobody has true flash tuning ability at the moment. BimmerBoost will also state that many tuners make their living simply flashing factory files from Europe over on US cars at a markup. We will not name who it is that predominantly does this but the readers here are smart enough to figure it out. The flash tuning era of the F80 M3 / F82 M4 and F10 M5 / F13 M6 can not even be stated as being in its infancy as the development is not even that far along. We will see what happens but internal sources at BMW that traditionally have helped can not. You would not either if it meant losing your job.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    Probably the best video on the conflict so far:
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  • xShadows's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    So I've been running the BMS pump flash for the better part of 4 months, no problems with it. Well it's that time of year again and I need to get my inspection, so I attempted to flash my car back to stock. It failed and sent the ECU into recovery mode. I tried flashing my stock BIN with the force write and the standard one a few times. None seemed to work. I then loaded the "stock stage 0 Vishnu patched" map and that got my car running again. My concern is.. will this flash allow me to pass emissions? Since this is basicly stock, do I put my JB4 setting on the stock JB4 settings or JB4+flash settings? Because I flashed this other "stock bin" does this mean my VIN number is different? Any help would be amazing guys. I have like a week to get my inspection.
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    Yesterday, 02:42 PM
    Hey Camride: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    WinifredT, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum jsdkms.
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    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    matty09, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 07:46 AM
    Welcome RobertZem, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 04:32 AM
    Hey Pure Turbos: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
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    Today, 12:11 AM
    Hey MechE: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum JDailey.
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    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    Hey manyrainbow26: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 12:35 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Crail.
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    Today, 05:28 AM
    kuturambut, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum dylansct9a.
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    Today, 08:39 AM
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    Today, 08:03 AM
    Welcome submab, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 08:50 AM
    Welcome lalaks, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 10:40 AM
    No way brah. I mean look she's obviously attractive right, i'm not arguing otherwise. But people act as if she is number 1 on earth and that is absurd. Miranda Kerr clowns on this!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 AM
    You're crazy.
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    Today, 10:31 AM
    Nicely done! Crime it's so low res.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:29 AM
    Well if we're slowing down now before I even launched the new network it looks like I'm going to need to do a pretty big server upgrade. Why does everything take money from me? Anyway, I made some big optimization changes right now. Let's see if that gets us by in the meantime.
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    Today, 10:28 AM
    So over-rated it's silly. Sorry but that's the truth with some cheese on it.
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