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    Absolutely! Here's what I did for under 2k, doing all my own work.

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...q-for-under-2K

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    Yes, jb4. ��

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by N54CHICK<3 Click here to enlarge
    Yes, jb4. ��

    pic or ban

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by N54CHICK<3 Click here to enlarge
    Yes, jb4. ��
    Hmmmmm

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    Wow i wasn't expecting this much replies from all you & in such of a friendly way thank you very much.

    First to answer one question i saw on this, i have a 08 E90 built in 2008 (idk if the year when it was made matters). & i am looking for a cheap tune the $500 sounds like a deal but i saw some one that said that you can find one use for $250 (im wonder were can i get one), i can see that most of you is what recommend & i think i can give that a try.
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    see im looking to do something like in a few months i can't spend 2k that easily but saving up & doing the right thing this is also a great option.
    "An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it."
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Vertigo44 Click here to enlarge
    I am located in NOVA as well. Anytime you want to drive a tuned 335i let me know. Any ticket you get is your responsibility Click here to enlarge
    Lol i actually live in Alexandria too. that would be a great thing to do, to see the difference on a stock car & one that is tuned
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    Look in the classifieds section here. I think a COBB is going for $300 right now actually.

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    so COBB is better then jb4 or is easier to install just wondering. what i been reading is that both work with the computer so it can tell the turbos to put more PSI or some like that if im not mistaking
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Aguas Click here to enlarge
    so COBB is better then jb4 or is easier to install just wondering. what i been reading is that both work with the computer so it can tell the turbos to put more PSI or some like that if im not mistaking
    I've run both. COBB is easier to install because you flash the car with a cable and handheld device into the OBD port under your steering wheel, that's it. With the JB4, you need to go into your engine bay and install it in the ECU area (the car's computer). It's not hard, but not as easy as just flashing the car with a press of a button obviously.

    Can't go wrong with either. I loved my JB4 and will most likely run the JB4+COBB setup if I decide to keep my car because of various reasons.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Aguas Click here to enlarge
    so COBB is better then jb4 or is easier to install just wondering. what i been reading is that both work with the computer so it can tell the turbos to put more PSI or some like that if im not mistaking
    The JB4 is what is known as a "piggyback." This device sits between the engine and the engine computer, manipulating data flowing in each direction to achieve performance gains.

    The Cobb Access Port is a "flash tune". This device alters the factory settings on the engine computer to achieve performance gains.

    Both devices come with standard "maps" which provide different levels of performance increase, based mainly on what kind of supporting hardware you have installed (downpipes, intercooler, dual cone intake filters, etc.) Each has a PC application where you can fine tune the maps to suit your specific needs. This is not required however, and both devices can be installed rather quickly, and setup to provide increased performance on a car with no other hardware changes.

    Installing the JB4 requires you to open the sealed box under the hood containing the engine computer and plug it into the engine harness, while the Cobb AP simply requires you to plug the device into the OBD-II port. So in that respect the Cobb AP may be easier to install, but the JB4 is surely not too difficult for the average person.
    Eppur si muove.

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    Based on your prior posts, I strongly suggest going with COBB purely because of the ease of install/uninstall.

    Reasons:

    1. You're still under CPO;
    2. You don't seem mechanically inclined; and
    3. There are nice people in your area that will help you install it, but what happens when you need to take your car to the dealership?

    Expect to pay $450-550 for a used COBB. You will not regret your decision to tune the car because it completely transforms the car. You don't have to always drive fast, but when you do, you do.
    2010 e92 M3 Jet Black | DCT | ESS Tuned | Akrapovic Slip-on | Challenge X-pipe | AFE Intake | 18" Volk TE37SL | KW V3 Coilovers | RPI Scoops | Under Drive Pulley

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    Get a boost gauge, that way you can stay out of boost if you want to take it easy and you'll know if you have a issue if your not boosting well. You would be surprised how easy it is to dd this car and stay out of boost....I mean it isn't as fun...but you get the point
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    Jump on youtube ( ) and watch some videos on the JB4. If it is something you like,..while I dont want to speak for others...I am sure someone will help you install it, myself included. It's not difficult all as long as you don't try and rush through it. JB4 is very nice for reading codes and logging. I've never used Cobb so I don't know if Cobb can log and read out dme codes. I would think it can though.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Vertigo44 Click here to enlarge
    I've never used Cobb so I don't know if Cobb can log and read out dme codes. I would think it can though.
    Yes it can.
    Eppur si muove.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Aguas Click here to enlarge
    so COBB is better then jb4 or is easier to install just wondering. what i been reading is that both work with the computer so it can tell the turbos to put more PSI or some like that if im not mistaking
    If on a budget the free BB Flash only require a BT cable, get one from BMS think the 3VIN one is $270.

    And just grab the correct BIN from the download section here on bimmerboost Click here to enlarge

    As easy as COBB and half price of the JB4 Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Aguas Click here to enlarge
    see im looking to do something like in a few months i can't spend 2k that easily but saving up & doing the right thing this is also a great option.
    If you're gonna mod heavily, get a tune (you'll need a flash eventually so I'd recommend COBB), an FMIC, DCIs & Catless DPs
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    Thank you all for your replies.

    I got me a jb4 G4 for $225 with the USB cable good deal i guess. now i just have to wait to get it & install. i may not be mechanic savvy but i saw a bunch of videos on you tube on how to install it & i think i can do it.

    Can't wait to drive the car with that thing on.

    Talking a little about the unit.. I was reading online that because i only have the DCI & 93 octane i should use map 1 or 5 & that if i want to use map 2 i need to get the down pipes (something i have to wait to get) & some other people said that i can use map 2. so what do you guys recommend if you all don't mind asking a little advice like i did earlier on this post.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Aguas Click here to enlarge
    Thank you all for your replies.

    I got me a jb4 G4 for $225 with the USB cable good deal i guess. now i just have to wait to get it & install. i may not be mechanic savvy but i saw a bunch of videos on you tube on how to install it & i think i can do it.

    Can't wait to drive the car with that thing on.

    Talking a little about the unit.. I was reading online that because i only have the DCI & 93 octane i should use map 1 or 5 & that if i want to use map 2 i need to get the down pipes (something i have to wait to get) & some other people said that i can use map 2. so what do you guys recommend if you all don't mind asking a little advice like i did earlier on this post.
    There should be a map list somewhere around here and you can always ask @Terry@BMS

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    There should be a map list somewhere around here and you can always ask @Terry@BMS
    cool thank you.
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    It would be a crime not to [or should be]
    Be prepared though, for what starts out as "I will just throw a JB4 on it" soon see's cash leaving your wallet like the Starship Enterprise hitting the warp engines Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sparky68 Click here to enlarge
    It would be a crime not to [or should be]
    Be prepared though, for what starts out as "I will just throw a JB4 on it" soon see's cash leaving your wallet like the Starship Enterprise hitting the warp engines Click here to enlarge
    lol Click here to enlarge
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    Just tune it... Stock is quite slow
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by enrita Click here to enlarge
    Just tune it... Stock is quite slow
    This. I just sold my v2, so I'm currently stock awaiting arrival of my v3. Even my brother felt it when I picked him up over the weekend and he's rarely in the car. To quote him, "Why the #!%* is your car so slow today?"

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