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    Today, 06:20 PM
    Update: I'm using the stock BLM table to shape the spool/exit spool area due to having my rail pressures crash recently. I set 350 breakpoint at 2.42, which is the 16 psi as seen in the log. Load is out of the way at 195. Next: I am setting the BLM higher and am going to shape the spool using load requests, mean-while allowing the car to target some more boost up top. Also, my load limit factor is going to be set to .087 to try and perform a similar action that the BLM is, and have the car target just under the load request to give it a cushion.
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    Today, 05:40 PM
    Thats still a little while away, most likely early march next year before everything is finalised. This project has swallowed instant divorce amounts of money, lucky he's not married lol. All the parts are here & stored away but the engine builder doesn't want to build the engine until we are ready to drop it in. We still have to finish the tuning and this will take some time. ATM things aren't so great in terms of sales and lots of people have pad locked their wallets and are not spending any money.
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    Finally Florida recount is over and results remain unchanged : Rep Scott is senator and Rep DeSantis is Gov. DeSantis first action as Gov should be to fire Broward/Palm beach county Supervisor's of election Also historical moment as first time in over a 100 yrs that FL has both senators being Republican and Rep Governor
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    Today, 03:54 PM
    It's an ots map in the Subaru community it was understood those maps were never meant for driving more than a few hundred feet onto the Dyno. Cobb generally gives you those so the protuners have a place to start. Also you can't really expect Cobb to go across the country like oems do to make sure it works fine in every single condition and on every single car that has different mods, and increase performance. Tuning is not as simple as grabbing the existing power band and shifting it up, when you change he one variable all the others want to change but in a nonlinear fashion. Ots maps on bm3 are so good because they spend most of the development time making sure they had testers around the world on different fuels, and altitudes send them data. It's not easy to have it done like that especially when you're a company that doesn't just make tuning devices for BMW's.
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    Today, 01:43 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread For Sale: 335i rotors in Buy/Sell - Parts
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    Today, 01:40 PM
    Well, I think it is indicative that even on a Cobb tune that one cannot drive across the nation on any one of their Tunes except the least gain ACN tune. What tuning in is taking out the safety margins that manufacturers leave in so their can do that. It is really dumb to not leave that 5% or 10% margin in there so that you know that your engine will hold together and not fail you at the top of the Rockies or in Death Valley or on the California coast.
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    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    iminhell1 replied to a thread RFP OTS MAPS Stage 2 in N54
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    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    Any updates? Also how's the EWG model going? These things come with a down pipe right? Because I assume the stock one won't fit.
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    Damn right sticky, finally someone who recognizes this. It's frustrating because I've called some of these tuners and my God just speaking to them, I don't even know if I'd trust them as a person let alone with my car. The amount of unprofessionalism and cussing, while asserting "they are the best and how I want find anyone better and I should get it tuned now" is unbelievable. In regards to quality of the product I believe ecutek in it's infancy is equal to bm3 and mhd in my respective opinion (I don't know the full details so I'm not going to make false claims), asides from the extra features each option gives (e85, burbles etc) the ability to edit tables should be the same. What makes them stand apart is who's tuning them, since ecutek has a huge community of vetted tuners who can tune finnicky cars like the sti with it's brittle piston ring lands the results would be a better tune and more performance. But if you have a good tuner that can tune bm3, mhd and ecutek minus the extra features that separate them, someone like twisted tuning who is ecutek certified, I'd think that the results as of now will be very similar until those extra features come into play. Once ecutek gets a start and create their racerom I think that's when we see ecutek step ahead of the competition with features it's able to offer, and better algorithms to accomplish it. For example i've heard Evo guys with flex fuel before and if they don't get close to the proper ethanol mix that the interpolation maps were tuned at, the car would run way to rich or lean and wouldn't make optimal power. But on other flexfuel kits with better algorithms the car ran perfect no matter what % ethanol was in the tank. Of course this may be different with BMWs as the ecus are super smart and can have fuel adaptations made by itself, but the idea is that some tunes may have better code hence higher quality like you said. I believe ecutek and their huge engineering team will get it done. Next If we go onto the BMW community itself I couldn't agree more with what you have to say. Not only is the community cheap but they're super stereotypical and hearded like sheep. For example the n54 makes so much more power than the n55 because tuning has been cracked on the less advanced ECU, and there are a plethora of parts available that hasnt made it to the n55, so how can you compare the two? I've seen in Facebook groups the immense amount of clowning that goes on towards every non n54 motor even the s55 and v10 m5 engine, how the n54 reigns supreme and is the best BMW motor of all time.... It's this stigma that also stops companies from being able to grow into new markets and it stunts development of platforms. So I'm worried it'll stunt ecuteks growth, like look at Cobb for instance. They had weak ots maps for conservation of the engine until you get a protune, but the result is people freaking out and failing to adopt it as they were to cheap to get it protuned. No disrespect to jb4 as theyve done alot to help our community, but I think jb4 is better stacked on top of a flash and can't compare to a flash tune alone. My logic behind it is when I get a protune it's $220/hr + $dyno setup fees. So I'm not going to spend money to tune my car on 91 octane which I never use as in my city 94 is available everywhere. But when I'm out in the middle of nowhere and only 91 is available I like to have jb4 to crank down the boost and be able to use 91 for cheap. Plus I love the bonus features like gauge hijacking and boost by gear, and easy water meth integration is nice too, plus Bluetooth data logging is better than having an obd2 cable across my lap especially since I drive stick. But that water meth kit is super nice, as I don't have to tap into ECU harness cables (like on other kits) which if not weather sealed properly can result in issues if water reaches it. Plus when I put my car back to stock those wires aren't all messed up and I don't have to buy a whole new wiring loom. Anyways that's my rant, and I do hope ecutek succeeds.
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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    Why not? How is someone going to justify the purchase? Will you guys provide gains or any data?
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    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    Welcome Kod, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    This is important to note. Look at the S55 engines lost to 'instagram' tuners. They ramp in boost hard and max timing and think that is how you tune. Of course the rods give out when you are hitting them with massive torque early in the rev range. When a skilled tuner works at it they can clear 800 whp on the factory S55 rods, unheard of: The quality available to EcuTek vs. PTF is a colossal difference. A very important point here. Let's be real, there are guys driving $65k+ cars but they are leased and often by their parents. That is why suddenly a couple grand is a huge deal. Terry did the smart thing with the JB4 as if M guys are cheap the kids buying used 335's are even worse. They can't scrape together $5k+ for a high quality turbo upgrade but a JB4 for a few hundred bucks is possible. Hence JB4 sales numbers. These guys care more about peak figures than quality tunes anyway. The percentage of guys willing to pay for quality is small but they do exist. It's amusing to see the M3 is the most popular BMW platform to tune but 80% are leased. The guys with the F90 M5 have more money but a fewer % of them tune because they are older. Hopefully when people see the quality of EcuTek and quality tuners start using it for BMW's guys will be willing to pay for quality. I would be. Frankly, I don't cry for people who blow their motors chasing figures on social media posted by guys tuning from their kitchen on their laptop. You only see the peak figures on graphs, not the horror stories.
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