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Sticky replied to the thread BMW F80 M3 F82 M4 S55 inline-6 ECU (engine control unit) already cracked and flashable?.
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Quote Originally Posted by R.G. View Post
I recently saw a 3 series BMW commercial that was something to the effect of "make it your own". It was each generation 3 that had been cosmetically modified. I think they subtly encourage it. They do take losses here and there on warranty issues but it's a net gain selling you their warranties. The entire shadow codes/2nd tier codes is an entirely different discussion but ultimately I do believe they can determine wether a modification caused a failure and act accordingly. Problem is that the lower levelers at BMW try to fight that battle with some owners and it's not their fight. BMW knows it's a sub culture and they are a part of it. Think of it like the guy in a suit who wants to have fight club / tough guy rumors whispered behind his back.

As far as why it's becoming more difficult I look at the same as why country clubs raise their dues each year. It comes in generational chunks of difficulty when it comes to their cars.
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 supercharger 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. "

Today, 07:57 PM

R.G. replied to the thread BMW F80 M3 F82 M4 S55 inline-6 ECU (engine control unit) already cracked and flashable?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
I don't think BMW cares about the aftermarket much at all. If they did, why do they keep making it more difficult to tune?

I'd need to hear more about the source of the file but from what I've seen with my own BMW's is that BMW wants to keep cars stock until the warranty period is over.
I recently saw a 3 series BMW commercial that was something to the effect of "make it your own". It was each generation 3 that had been cosmetically modified. I think they subtly encourage it. They do take losses here and there on warranty issues but it's a net gain selling you their warranties. The entire shadow codes/2nd tier codes is an entirely different discussion but ultimately I do believe they can determine wether a modification caused a failure and act accordingly. Problem is that the lower levelers at BMW try to fight that battle with some owners and it's not their fight. BMW knows it's a sub culture and they are a part of it. Think of it like the guy in a suit who wants to have fight club / tough guy rumors whispered behind his back.

As far as why it's becoming more difficult I look at the same as why country clubs raise their dues each year. It comes in generational chunks of difficulty when it comes to their cars. "

Today, 07:52 PM

musc replied to the thread Warnings to 335is owners and possible others?.
" Is there a INA0S.bin file floating around out there yet? "

Today, 07:46 PM

Sticky created the thread Is an E30 M3 DTM car a match for the new 2015 F80 M3 around the track?.
" The E30 M3 released in 1985 was designed with DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car) racing in mind. The S14 four-cylinder under the hood was designed for professional racing (as M3 engines traditionally have been) where it excelled. The S55 turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 in today's M3 is obviously a much more powerful motor. It is larger than the 2.0-2.5 liter S14 four-cylinder and also turbocharged whereas the S14 is naturally aspirated.


The difference on paper is close to 100 horsepower but in practice it is closer to 200 horses as the new M3 is severely underrated. Horsepower is only one part of this story as the E30 M3 DTM car is much lighter and stripped out for the track. The weight difference is in the 1000 pound range based on a 3562 pound curb weight for the F80 M3.

Can a chassis design that is over three decades old now compete with a brand new and much more powerful M3? Yes. Not only does the 1992 E30 M3 DTM car compete with the 2015 F80 M3, it beats it around the track. Keep in mind that back in the 80's and early 90's DTM cars actually represented their production counterparts.

The E30 M3 does a 1:09.1 laptime around the Hockenheim to the F80 M3 1:13.1. A four second difference which is simply stunning. The new F80 M3 is a great car but it hardly makes the classic M's obsolete. Namely on the racetrack which the BMW Motorsport division used to design their M3's for. "

Today, 07:43 PM

richpike replied to the thread proTUNING Feaks || N55 Pro Tuning Now Available!.
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Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Boost View Post
Just ordered my N55 pro tune! I look forward to working with you Dzenno
You won't be disappointed. They are excellent - both their product and service.

-Rich "

Today, 07:38 PM

Sticky replied to the thread BMW F80 M3 F82 M4 S55 inline-6 ECU (engine control unit) already cracked and flashable?.
" I don't think BMW cares about the aftermarket much at all. If they did, why do they keep making it more difficult to tune?

I'd need to hear more about the source of the file but from what I've seen with my own BMW's is that BMW wants to keep cars stock until the warranty period is over. "

Today, 07:20 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Vid: M3 GTS screaming on the nurburgring.
" ^ That guy gets it. "

Today, 07:18 PM

Mybabym5 replied to the thread Modded E60 M5 vs M6 Gran coupe Competition pack.
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Quote Originally Posted by 5soko View Post
Once these things are tuned, it should be over for the V10 but still fun lol.
Well, there is always GINTANI and Weight Reduction FOR M5 E60-s on the table to keep up with em tuned beasts "

Today, 07:15 PM

dzenno@PTF replied to the thread proTUNING Feaks || N55 Pro Tuning Now Available!.
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Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Boost View Post
Just ordered my N55 pro tune! I look forward to working with you Dzenno
Thank you sir!

Quote Originally Posted by bigdnno98 View Post
Great customer service. Man you've come a long way in this community. Congrats.
Thanks @bigdnno98 "

Today, 07:10 PM

bigdnno98 replied to the thread proTUNING Feaks || N55 Pro Tuning Now Available!.
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Quote Originally Posted by dzenno@PTF View Post
Yea we're trying and we do have many in place already including live chat on our website as well as a support/trouble ticket system where all the support questions go into off of our website if/when we're not available on live chat. Each map update takes a while to do and any emails outside of map updates in most cases by far are responded almost instantly. We have been swamped due to recent group buys on our tuning which we will try to limit in number in the future. One thing to understand is that our tuning services are open and unlimited when it comes to reviews/tweaks over time. What happens is you have new customers coming all the time that you have to tend to but you also have customers whose tunes you've done a year ago coming in for reviews/feedback on their previously built maps and possible updates. It can be overwhelming at times but again we feel we're managing it very well and doing as best as we can but that doesn't mean we can't always improve like any other business. Thanks @Nugs, repped.
Great customer service. Man you've come a long way in this community. Congrats. "

Today, 07:05 PM

Mr. Boost replied to the thread proTUNING Feaks || N55 Pro Tuning Now Available!.
" Just ordered my N55 pro tune! I look forward to working with you Dzenno "

Today, 06:54 PM

TDDaryl replied to the thread 08 335XI FFTEC 6466 TOP MOUNT AFR Questions.
" Yes. We are currently going back and forth trying to troubleshoot. I just wanted to see if anyone else had a similar issue. "

Today, 06:51 PM

bigdnno98 replied to the thread 08 335XI FFTEC 6466 TOP MOUNT AFR Questions.
" Did you email the log to Terry? "

Today, 06:34 PM

AdminTeam created the thread We welcome Viola8309.
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Today, 06:27 PM

5soko replied to the thread Modded E60 M5 vs M6 Gran coupe Competition pack.
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Quote Originally Posted by ezec63 View Post
Nice ! If he was in s6 and didn't lose ground on shifts he would've been ahead by even more. What are the mods on the M5?

CP S63tu's are putting out great power even in stock form ive seen them at low/mid 500 wheel.
Yea, i agree.. Dont have an exact mod list except for, decat oem heders, rpi exhaust, rpi scoops and bmc drop in filter.. Not sure on tune or other mods..

Yea that is some good power out the factory! Heavy girl, otherwise they would be stupid fast.. Once these things are tuned, it should be over for the V10 but still fun lol. "

Today, 06:26 PM

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Today, 06:25 PM

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Today, 06:10 PM

ezec63 replied to the thread Top Driving Frustrations.
" [QUOTE=richpike;583953]In general, since we are all automotive enthusiasts here, I imagine we are all pretty good drivers.

Sadly, that just means we are in the minority.

I try to rarely complain, but I finally had to put together a list of my biggest frustrations while driving

Agree? Disagree? Other additions?

-Rich "

Today, 05:57 PM

Flinchy replied to the thread PTF/MOTIV Motorsport/OVERREV Fabrication at UTCC.
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Quote Originally Posted by 654 View Post
8.5k would be a nice +18% on 7200rpm. However, the head does not flow enough for the stroke and it will choke before 8k. The power can increase until the flow exceeds sonic speeds when the power drops abruptly.


care to show your working out of how the head doesn't flow enough AFTER porting+valve job? The only before and after dyno we actually have of head modifications alone show the ported head should make power quite well with a raised redline.

piston speeds are not too fast at any case

8350rpm on stock stroke, stock rods, is 25m/s (little below 5000 feet per minute). so again, 8000 should be a nice reasonable rev limit to aim for i believe.

Quote Originally Posted by 654 View Post
Did I just accidentally miss a 9000RPM N54 Show me the link please
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Today, 05:34 PM

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Today, 05:33 PM