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    RK/ICS tuned E46 M3

    Car has headers, and a stock intake. Maybe RK can chime in on this car.

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    321 whp is very nice but where is the baseline? Nice result though, 100 whp per liter...
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    The car made 300whp on my base alpha n tune. I adjusted a little bit and was happy with 321whp.
    It had another 7-10whp in it but the car is driven on the track so I wamted to keep it conservative.
    Here is another e46 m3 on the same dyno.


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    What did it make before the Alpha tune though?

    And why did this guy go with an Alpha-N setup?

    And where did you learn how to tune Alpha-N?

    And how do you feel about Alpha-N tuning and elevation changes?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    What did it make before the Alpha tune though?

    And why did this guy go with an Alpha-N setup?

    And where did you learn how to tune Alpha-N?

    And how do you feel about Alpha-N tuning and elevation changes?

    The customer lives 2 hours away from the dyno and we never arranged a before dyno.

    The customer asked if I could tunr his car alpha n. I said yes.
    Alpha n paired with a linear throttle sensitivity gives a nice crisp throttle response

    IAT and O2 controll are still on so I have zero worries about elevation changes.

    I learned through R&D. Its nice having the ability to buy top equipment and its also nice having full access to a dyno whemever needed.
    I have also done a ton of turbo e36 stuff which is what got me started.

    I am currently working on a lot of newer stuff including some e9x stuff so stay tuned!


    You can always fell free to call or text me sticky

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by roadkill1991 Click here to enlarge
    The customer lives 2 hours away from the dyno and we never arranged a before dyno.

    The customer asked if I could tunr his car alpha n. I said yes.
    Alpha n paired with a linear throttle sensitivity gives a nice crisp throttle response

    IAT and O2 controll are still on so I have zero worries about elevation changes.

    I learned through R&D. Its nice having the ability to buy top equipment and its also nice having full access to a dyno whemever needed.
    I have also done a ton of turbo e36 stuff which is what got me started.

    I am currently working on a lot of newer stuff including some e9x stuff so stay tuned!


    You can always fell free to call or text me sticky
    Good stuff keep me updated. I prefer to talk on the forum, number edited for obvious reasons.
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    RK-Tunes + Alpha-N
    -----
    After seeing and reading the performance gains from headers and a tune, I had to do it! I started searching the classifieds for headers, and found a set of used AP Racing Headers. At the point of the header purchase, I was undecided on which tune I was going to purchase. I was between the "self-tune" option, and evolve.
    I was leaning towards self-tune originially, as it was much more affordable option. After a couple months of going back and forth, I found another option my roommate told me about. My roommate was getting a tune from Jordan of RK-Tuning. I gave him a call, told him what I wanted and how much I was looking to spend. He was very professional on the phone. You could tell he knew what he was talking about. I checked out his testimonials and all of them were raving about his tune/service.
    I was convinced and decided to go with Jordan. Main reasons for going with him:
    Testimonials/dynos graphs
    Professional on phone
    Multiple re-tunes
    I could call him anytime


    So I requested:
    Disabled Post cat o2s + SAP (Still READY)
    Delete Secondary air pump
    Linear Throttle
    Shift lights
    Ready monitors still are "Ready" mode for SAP and CATs
    Remove top speed limiter
    Alpha N
    93 octane/elbow/header optimization


    I uploaded the tune and reset adaptations. After the adaptations were set/learned the car felt noticeably quicker. Pulled hard up top, with better drivability. I ran that tune for 5 days until...


    I talked to Jordan about the tune, and he offered me the option for dyno tuning at ICS Performance. We planned for April 6th. We met at dubs on defrost and then left from there. Jordan ran the car with his base tune, and the results were 301 whp, 251 wtq SAE. He made different corrections throughout the session to see what else he could get out the car.
    He ended up with 321 whp and 254 wtq SAE. To say the least, I am ecstatic with the results. Jordan spent a good portion of his night with my car and was absolutely dedicated to the car the whole time.
    Driving the car home was an absolute blast. Power delivery in every gear was smooth. The car pulled hard all the way to 8k.


    To sum up:
    Linear throttle response - Great, really enhances the drivability of the car. Much easier to heel/toe.
    Power Delivery- Very noticeable difference from stock tune to base tune/custom tune. Very Noticeable power increase
    Shift Lights- A cool feature
    Headers - Love the Rasp!! Just need an axle back to compliment the car.


    Unfortunately, I do not have a stock base dyno. The dynos below show the base tune and the final tune my car is currently running.


    Info on the Car:
    121k miles
    Recent Oil Change
    AP Racing Headers
    Bimmerworld Elbow
    AFE drop in filter
    IAT relocation to front of the stock air box


    If you have any questions regarding the tune or a mod, let me know. I'll be happy to answer any questions. I will be sure to update this thread when I have put more miles on the car.


    Base vs Final
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    Final tune
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    A quick video I took with my cellphone:



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    Im not sure if I have timing numbers. Couldn't find it when I had the dfr file open.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by StinkyM Click here to enlarge
    blatant
    RK-Tunes + Alpha-N
    -----
    After seeing and reading the performance gains from headers and a tune, I had to do it! I started searching the classifieds for headers, and found a set of used AP Racing Headers. At the point of the header purchase, I was undecided on which tune I was going to purchase. I was between the "self-tune" option, and evolve.
    I was leaning towards self-tune originially, as it was much more affordable option. After a couple months of going back and forth, I found another option my roommate told me about. My roommate was getting a tune from Jordan of RK-Tuning. I gave him a call, told him what I wanted and how much I was looking to spend. He was very professional on the phone. You could tell he knew what he was talking about. I checked out his testimonials and all of them were raving about his tune/service.
    I was convinced and decided to go with Jordan. Main reasons for going with him:
    Testimonials/dynos graphs
    Professional on phone
    Multiple re-tunes
    I could call him anytime


    So I requested:
    Disabled Post cat o2s + SAP (Still READY)
    Delete Secondary air pump
    Linear Throttle
    Shift lights
    Ready monitors still are "Ready" mode for SAP and CATs
    Remove top speed limiter
    Alpha N
    93 octane/elbow/header optimization


    I uploaded the tune and reset adaptations. After the adaptations were set/learned the car felt noticeably quicker. Pulled hard up top, with better drivability. I ran that tune for 5 days until...


    I talked to Jordan about the tune, and he offered me the option for dyno tuning at ICS Performance. We planned for April 6th. We met at dubs on defrost and then left from there. Jordan ran the car with his base tune, and the results were 301 whp, 251 wtq SAE. He made different corrections throughout the session to see what else he could get out the car.
    He ended up with 321 whp and 254 wtq SAE. To say the least, I am ecstatic with the results. Jordan spent a good portion of his night with my car and was absolutely dedicated to the car the whole time.
    Driving the car home was an absolute blast. Power delivery in every gear was smooth. The car pulled hard all the way to 8k.


    To sum up:
    Linear throttle response - Great, really enhances the drivability of the car. Much easier to heel/toe.
    Power Delivery- Very noticeable difference from stock tune to base tune/custom tune. Very Noticeable power increase
    Shift Lights- A cool feature
    Headers - Love the Rasp!! Just need an axle back to compliment the car.


    Unfortunately, I do not have a stock base dyno. The dynos below show the base tune and the final tune my car is currently running.


    Info on the Car:
    121k miles
    Recent Oil Change
    AP Racing Headers
    Bimmerworld Elbow
    AFE drop in filter
    IAT relocation to front of the stock air box


    If you have any questions regarding the tune or a mod, let me know. I'll be happy to answer any questions. I will be sure to update this thread when I have put more miles on the car.


    Base vs Final
    http://www.germanboost.com/images/im...d7e335_c-1.jpg
    Final tune
    http://www.germanboost.com/images/im...ea6b9d_b-1.jpg


    A quick video I took with my cellphone:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If7YhpQK_0k


    http://www.germanboost.com/images/im...47dd24_c-1.jpg
    http://www.germanboost.com/images/im...0b0e25_c-1.jpg

    http://www.germanboost.com/images/im...607945_b-1.jpg
    http://www.germanboost.com/images/im...5a4a14_b-1.jpg


    Im not sure if I have timing numbers. Couldn't find it when I had the dfr file open.
    Absolutely great stuff...
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