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Unklejoe replied to the thread BMW F80 M3 F82 M4 S55 inline-6 ECU (engine control unit) already cracked and flashable?.
" It makes them pricks because other sports cars are easily tunable.

Corvette...Mustang...EVO....STi... all of those cars are more likely to be owned by a dick head than the average BMW yet the manufacturers don't seem to have many problems dealing with it.

All of those cars are easily flashed.

What BMW should do is allow them to be flashed but implement a method of detecting it. But that's all a dream. "

Today, 12:47 PM

DavidV replied to the thread Automotive Picture of the day.....
" WOW. That looks awesome! "

Today, 12:45 PM

triggz created the thread Wedge Log vs V8Bait Log.
" Since nobody wants to post a log of Wedge's flash showing all 6 cylinders I decided to show the results.

Car is running FBO+100%Meth+94 Oct.

I asked Wedge for a Pump/Meth map and he sent me a map stating 12.5* of timing. I figured it's aggressive but safe based on my mods. I logged it and it looked great, BEFORE 6cylinder logging was available.

Tested it out again and the results were not impressive. First off, it clearly shows the map is targeting close to 14* of timing which is way too much for 94/Meth. It's safe to say you need E85/Meth/FBO to run this type of tune.

http://www.datazap.me/u/triggz/wedge...25-26-27-28-29 "

Today, 12:41 PM

MSIZZLE replied to the thread Ferrari 458 Speciale vs. Porsche 991 Turbo S Cabriolet 60-300 km/h roll on race.
Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
I tried to explain this to someone but you can't argue with people who don't understand basic natural physical laws.
its not an opinion its a fact! A simple way to see it is in your fuel economy, single digits to get the car rolling and move all that weight, once cruising it gets normal economy because the cars own weight is not as much as burden on the engine at that point. Same as when you push a car by hand, hard to start but once rolling the weight is not as much of a factor. "

Today, 12:34 PM

135pats replied to the thread BMW 335i 6AT TCU tuning. What do you want to see?.
Quote Originally Posted by Unklejoe View Post

I think that the people who make the JB and Procede (and other CAN snooping/intercepting things) have the best chance of making something happen.

They seem to know what CAN messages are what and have the ability to modify them.

So in your mind something that rides the CAN feed and interecepts/relays certain values (real or not) back to the TCU...that's the more viable solution?

It does seem clear that at this point, there isn't any substantive path forwards towards actual read/write ability on the TCU. And we still don't have a particularly strong understanding of how it interacts with the DME. "

Today, 12:23 PM

Sal Collaziano replied to the thread Article: Before and after W204 C63 AMG Coupe Weistec 3.0 liter M156 supercharger 1/4 mile drag strips results.
" Well, my Weistec 3.0 setup should be shipping to me in about a week. "

Today, 12:22 PM

ajsalida replied to the thread BMW 335i 6AT TCU tuning. What do you want to see?.
" Nah you just announce the first annual Bimmerboost Worldwide Automotive Hacking Tournament in hacker forums. First to crack N54 6HP21 TCU wins. Grand Prize includes tour of BB skyscraper & penthouse plus keys to Sticky's M3 for a night. Case of pop tarts and an inflatable girlfriend. "

Today, 12:07 PM

klipseracer replied to the thread Dodge Omni v.s. 600whp Turbo S2000.
" You always gotta respect the sleeper. "

Today, 11:51 AM

Remonster replied to the thread BMW F80 M3 F82 M4 S55 inline-6 ECU (engine control unit) already cracked and flashable?.
Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
If BMW actually wanted to encourage it they wouldn't go to the lengths they do and deny warranty claims the way they do. I had my own warranty fight with BMW and at no point were they 'encouraging' about anything. They were a bunch of pricks actually.

If I told the dealer I planned to supercharge and wanted to build the motor they would void it all right then and there. They encourage you to buy their 'Performance Parts' rather than going to the aftermarket. They just want money. They certainly do not give a damn about giving you the best options to modify your car you own.

They have gotten worse about this, not better. I'd love for BMW to actually encourage modding but their behavior and own parts division is designed now to keep maximum profit for them and actually to cut the aftermarket out.
BMW builds a product and they guarantee that product against defects for 4 years / 50,000 miles. They can't guarantee that it will continue to function properly when a random assortment of aftermarket parts have been added onto it or when the calibration of the engine computer has been altered by any random guy. How does that make them pricks? They can continue to offer warranty coverage on their own Performance Parts because those parts were developed alongside the original car and have been tested just as thoroughly as the stock car and are known to work properly.

If you build & boost a motor, you're absolutely insane if you expect the original warranty coverage to still apply. "

Today, 11:50 AM

uniter replied to the thread Twin Disk Clutch.
" I have this.
CM fucked up my order 3 times resulting in 4 months of downtime and lots of out of pocket for what should have been a simple one day job.

That said, they covered parts and of course not labor.

Ive reviewed it before on this forum. It works well, I have a dual bronze disk version. Holds plenty of torque, no slip. I hardly stall it but valets and mechanics regularly do.

Chatter is there:
You cant hear it with the clutch in, really...
You cant hear it while playing the radio... "

Today, 11:16 AM

AdminTeam created the thread We welcome Christi66.
" Christi66, we appreciate you taking the time to join. "

Today, 11:14 AM

135pats replied to the thread Blackstone Oil Report - Thoughts?.
" [QUOTE=Flinchy;584044]TBN too high, needs more ethanol usage (* ethanol creates lots of acid, reduces base content of oil)

would be interesting to see a VOA



VOA to compare to. "

Today, 11:11 AM

uniter replied to the thread Wedge Flash 9.5 deg FBO 93 OCT Bav Tech Cable Log Review.
Quote Originally Posted by islandroad83 View Post
I contaced PTF and asked but they only work with Cobb. I did not know Terry helped with BB flash and was not planning on going to shiv haha. I also know there are very knowledgeable people on here that know how to tune also. I always figured with BB flash u were kinda on your own or got the help of other members for tuning that's why I never really went to a turner. I could contact Terry's team and see if they could help but figured I would try here and maybe learn in the process.
Use an off the shelf pump gas standalone tune. Do something conservative.
Log what you're logging now. Look for timing drop-outs. If timing drop out coincides with increase of IAT, adjust the IAT compensation tables in those cells to more aggressively cut timing with IAT increase.

On a fresh pull if you get timing drops then reduce timing table until you're straight.

Do not increase over the baseline map, you are not experienced enough not to blow up your motor.

When you are ready to spend money and make power safely get a piggy and cobb combo and an on-dyno protune. "

Today, 11:08 AM

chrisisnapping replied to the thread APR releases 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 Stage I engine tune software for the MKVII GTI and the Audi A3 2.0.
Quote Originally Posted by Stevenh View Post
$26,000 car + $500 tune = 110mph trap speeds? Not too shabby at all.

still a good buy though and there will be a hell of a lot fewer flash related failures as this can be done via OBDII unlike the TSI gen 1 which had to have the ECU cracked up to flash. "

Today, 11:06 AM

135pats replied to the thread Blackstone Oil Report - Thoughts?.
Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Do you have a higher res pic?
For sure but I can't edit the OP at this point. LMK if that's cool and i'll replace it with a larger image, otherwise i've attached the PDF "

Today, 11:01 AM

MDORPHN replied to the thread Twin Disk Clutch.
" FWIW, I had a CM FX650 twin in a supercharged '99 M Coupe. Easy to drive but lots of chatter.

Neil "

Today, 11:01 AM

135pats replied to the thread 2014-15 NFL Season Thread.
Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Apparently Tebow is trying to come back... I wish him luck.
Lol. Not happenin.
Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
What do you think of the Jamaal Charles deal?
I'm not a finance guy (happy to ask them though) but my initial take is this. It's really just an addtl. $5mm in guaranteed cash over two years. Then all parties can take a step back and re-evaluate. Seems fair for a pretty special 'back but you always worry about the speed guys when the wheels start to fall off - it's usually a swift an unrelenting decline (see Johnson, Chris).

PS Marshawn is out of his gord if he thinks Schneider will give him a "new" deal in that sense of the term. They just re-upped him two years ago and are loaded at running back behind him. 28 YO power backs with that type of wear don't get new years tacked on, not to mention the awful precedent that would set for the rest of the team.

SEA is just too deep to appease vets who want new, big money contracts. I'd be shocked if they added a penny of new money to his deal. "

Today, 10:56 AM

Oxide replied to the thread Alternator Relocation.
" Got my new alternator yesterday! Gotta order the 318ti tensioner. Upgrading to a 140amp!!! "

Today, 10:34 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Let's point and laugh at ooittjricd.
" Welcome ooittjricd, take a look around, I think you will like what you see. "

Today, 10:11 AM

jyamona replied to the thread Twin Disk Clutch.
" The CM FX700 is a completely different beast than the FX850 though, @alex@ABRhouston. The FX850 has larger diameter discs and has different friction materials available, which make it much more streetable. I've driven an FX850 in an Evo X with the most street friendly combo (1 kevlar, 1 ceramic) and it was fine, absolutely nothing like what you've described. I looked up the FX700 though, and it does seem brutal. You should really try the FX850, you'll be surprised

As for Spec, my cousin has a Spec twin in his Evo and the hydraulic TOB kept failing, and they didn't have a good fix for it. It also had two unsprung discs in it and was like a light switch in terms of engagement. Best twins I've experienced are Exedy, CM, and Comp. "

Today, 10:09 AM