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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 PM
    Because we can provide a stronger, safer, and more feature rich tune via the JB4 in combination with the free back end flash software. When I need to use it for something, like N54 or N55 models not supported by free software, I use it, so I'm very familiar with it.
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  • 654's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    Why don't you want to tune Cobb?
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  • 925_335IS's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    BMW 335IS Alpine White, Oyster/Black interior, 7spd DCT, 29,700 miles. Features- Premium Package 7-speed dual clutch transmission Anti theft alarm system Floor mats and Weather tech mats Heated front seats Dynamic cruise control Online info services BMW assist with bluetooth BMW teleservices iPod and USB adapter BMW apps Combox controller M steering wheel w/paddles Harmon Kardon speaker package 19" 313 wheels Ambiance lighting Navigation Voice command M sport suspension Plus every other standard feature Mods- JB4 G5iso BMS Flash CP-e charge pipe with Tial blow off valve CP-e Intercooler BMS dual cone intakes BMS down pipes BMS oil catch can BMS oil bypass RB PCV valve/cap BC Racing coilovers I also have all the stock parts to return car completely back to stock. All service done at BMW, oil changed every 7k miles. Car comes with 6 year 100k extended warranty. $41,000obo. Robert 925-949-6628 text or call. If i dont answer leave a message, I work nights
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum ikrane.
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  • mike@n54tuning.com's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    Happy to announce we are doing a one week sale (Starting January26th) on ar design catless and catted downpipes. These are limited supply!!! I believe only 4-5 sets of each. Catless - 924.00 (Free Shipping) Catted - 1149.00 (Free Shipping) We are extremely excited to present our new M3/M4 3" Hi-Flo™ catless downpipes! These TRUE 3" downpipes will in addition to an intoxicating and exotic sound, add significant power and virtually eliminate turbo lag, making the fabled S55 engine even more responsive! ORDER LINK - ON SALE WITH FREE SHIPPING!!! http://www.n54tuning.com/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=185 Our Hi-Flo™ 3" Catless Downpipes Feature: Typical gains WITHOUT tuning in the 25-30whp range! 100% hand crafted in the USA from premium 304 Stainless Steel - flanges and O2 bungs included! CNC'd 304 Stainless cat-back flanges, and CNC'd 304 Stainless V-Band flanges. 100% TIG welded, argon back-purged. Grade 10.9 Metric Hardware (145,000PSI tensile strength, C32-C39 Rockwell, Zinc Plated), and Nord-Lock positive locking re-usable washers included. Factory location O2 bungs Available with a 2000°F ceramic coating. Coatings come with a 3 year warranty against corrosion and rust to original owner. Lifetime warranty against any manufacturing defects given to original owner. We do NOT grind/polish our welds as some other manufacturers do. Grinding welds compromises the strength of the weld, and can lead to weld failure! Especially critical in applications exposed to temperatures in excess of 1200°F. Such temperatures will also rapidly deteriorate the polished finish. Catted and Resonated options are available as well!! Mike
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  • mike@n54tuning.com's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 PM
    LOL
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 PM
    Like maybe I'm going to start offering non-PRO tuned based Cobb maps? lol. I already have the pro software so if I wanted to do that, which I don't, I'd do it the right way anyway. :) In this discussion I'm just attempting to reconcile what you're saying with my understanding of how the system works and the few logs I've seen. Sooner or later one of your customers will just post their map and we can open it and get to the bottom of it anyway. This is a good opportunity for you to showcase what you're doing and convince me that it's not as bad as I think it is.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 PM
    Yes, those are the ones. They are supercharged six cylinders so nice low end torque. Speaking from experience the E90 M3 low end is not impressive although the throttle response is the best in the business. I just don't see you winding out the M3 to 8k when driving around with the family whereas in the S4 you have the torque available instantly. A simple tune and it's faster / more powerful than the M3 with greater low end and just as reliable as stock.
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  • jyamona's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 PM
    +1, spot on with what I said above. The reason people don't do it is that is requires a LOT more work in flash. Basically every table needs to be adjusted to be in line with the new scaling. That, plus they either don't know how, or don't know what loads to drop and how to smooth the tables.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 PM
    Honestly the JB4 is not going to be what one needs for turbo upgrades. It's a great tune but where the JB4 excels is in stock turbo BMW tuning. S63TU turbo upgrades will be flash tuning dominated.
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  • fieldysnuts8's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 PM
    Meth is a powerful drug my friend. Regarding the S4, what year should I be looking at? The newer ones appear to only have 330 horsepower?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 PM
    The M3 is the best choice of what you listed but you should consider the Audi S4. I know you don't want to mod but I think you should reconsider BASIC modifications. In which case, the S4 is your car especially with the family. How you ever got a woman to want to have your child is an entirely different question we may never get the answer to.
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  • JoshBoody's Avatar
    Today, 04:24 PM
    I doubt this is the reason... this platform started as on/off switch tuning and drivability still suffers with many of the tunes out there. Plus considering the avenues to get past MAP, rescale would be much easier. People have tried it for sure and I bet idle quality suffers further you get from actual baro... this is just my guess. Prob get away with minor rescaling.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum SteveFunkm.
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 PM
    Researching demographics will play a big part in that, when you research performance minded people that are trying to break records, you will find the results to be different than researching dads and moms that never go over 65 on the highway.
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    Sounds like a E90 M3 would be great for you. I would also consider the 335i if you don't mind not having the M badge, you can do subtle non performance modifications like exhaust/wheels and still come out under the cost of a M3. Both are great cars, and if later you chose to do a few performance mods, the 335 is very mod friendly. The CTS-V is also a great option.
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  • 654's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    I prefer market economy. Also, research says a consumer tends to be risk averse rather than risk taker.
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  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    Today, 04:06 PM
    Bingo!
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 PM
    This isn't typically a good thing, most customers will always want the most power possible. They will sacrifice safety in the name of power, until they grenade a motor and than they feel stupid.
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  • fieldysnuts8's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 PM
    So I'm in the pretty early stages but I am considering buying a new (used) car. I bought my current car (2011 Camaro 2SS/RS/manual) when I graduated law school and I was 25 at the time. I'm now 30 and I have a 2 year old. So I think its time for something a little more mature, classy, and practical but I don't want to give up having a relatively fast, relatively sporty car. My price range is around $36k. I do my own basic maintenance (oil, tranny/diff fluid, brake pads, spark plugs) and basic bolt on type work (air intake, headers) but on cars that are pretty easy to work on (Trucks, F-body's, my current car). Below are my requirements outside of price and some general thoughts on how I will use the car: 4 doors and a decent backseat (for car seat) and trunk (golf bags, stroller). It can't be slower than my current car (0-60 in around 4.6, low 13's 1/4). I will not modify the car so it must be at least that fast stock. It must be fun to drive. For example: A Charger Hellcat would not be appropriate because although it is fast, its not fun to drive. I want a car that feels a little special. USE: primarily a daily driver but I may occasionally take it to a track. That said, I'm not one of these guys who is obsessed with shaving 100ths of a second off my lap time. I just want to have fun and have a car that I can push without killing it or myself. If tracked, I would probably not take it past 7.5/10ths of its potential. It must be somewhat classy but not super flashy. I want a car that is nice to be in and I would be proud to walk up to and get in on a daily basis. Ideally it would be a car that a normal person wouldn't think twice about but someone like us (abnormal people) would look at and be like "nice." The car is for me to enjoy driving, not to attract attention. It must be reliable and reasonable to fix or have fixed when something does break. It must also be reasonable to maintain. I understand that most "nice" cars will be more expensive to maintain than my Camaro but it has to be within reason. RWD is preferred but I'd be willing to do AWD if the AWD is fun and tossable. Manual is preferred but I would do flappy paddle if it is a great box, a good deal, and not unreliable. Right now my two front runners are a 09-14 CTS-V and an E90 M3. My concern with the Caddy is that although its fast, I worry that its heavy and not that fun to drive. My concern with the M3 is reliability and maintenance. Any feedback or tips on my front runners is welcome as is advice on other options (supported with reasoning).
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  • BuraQ's Avatar
    Today, 04:01 PM
    What I am saying is Terry will chew the fish and spit out the bones. This doesnt degrade him as business mentor as a tuner and developer, its just being smart to improve a product. If you think develpoments are not influenced by the develepments of others then your fooling yourself. Perhaps you need learn some history on how these guys became who they are today. However I'll tell you straight and to everyone, my tuning was influenced by Dzenno and Terry's technical knowledge on the platform via blogs and posts and even emails. It was enough for a start and from there I started with "0" to develope a tuning variant approach for this platform.
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  • gmd2003's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 PM
    He never came out with a JB4 for the M5/6, its only a boost controller with the option to run meth with the newer board. No way to ever due hardware upgrades with that set up. It makes the cars very fast but in no way is comparable to a real flash tune .
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  • jyamona's Avatar
    Today, 03:50 PM
    You can't even define your own tables to add to Cobb, it's all managed by them. If new tables were found, you would either have to add them in the BB flash, or send the data over to Cobb for them to look into / verify / add if they feel like it. This is true. You do have limited resolution to work with in the tables, and scaling to allow for more boost will require you to lose some resolution in the lower loads. As long as the tuner takes the time to smooth out the other rescaled tables, you shouldn't have much of an issue though. Many of the stock table x-axis for load gives too much resolution down low the way it is.
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  • 654's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 PM
    Customer oriented tuner. Very nice. :music-rockout:
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  • The Convert's Avatar
    Today, 03:38 PM
    Totally just an assumption, but I would think that you lose resolution when you scale the MAP to gain usable range for boost and that the best values for smooth running could fall outside the best fit line the data is creating and using for interpolating any values not explicitly defined in the cells. Just my thoughts on it from a data analysis side. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
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  • Njz's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 PM
    The statement about terry is comical. Do you really think there are visible tuning parameters that Terry does not have full understanding of at this point? Sorry but the statement sounded like you are suggesting he is trying to uncover your secrets to use for his own gain. Unless you have access to some table or have some kind of additional control that no one else is privy to it is kind of pompous to suggest he is trying to steal from you.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 PM
    Probably not compared to the others that only work with BMW's. However, his tool for tuning or piggyback (Jb4) I believe holds the record right now for the m5/6 does it not? Which I can attest probably 80% of M5/6 owners I know that have a tune, it is the JB4. So It would only make sense to make use of someone that is already dominating that part of the field. I'm sure people will want a flash tune as well, I'm not saying I wouldn't.
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