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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Talking Evolve dyno tuning day! e46 M3, e39 M5, e60 M5

Got three cars dyno tuned by Evolve on tuesday. I'm super excited with the results, the cars feel amazing. Mid range on the e46 is beginning to feel like it did stock on the e39 :screwy:

Equally impressive as the gains, to me, as how identical each pull was to the others of the same tune (pulls were done in groups of three). They lines were pretty much identically overlaid on top of each other every time. Super consistent! Everything also still feels like stock, or better. Completely smooth, flawless idle, perfect throttle response. :parrot:

The entire process was a joy, and actually a really fun day. Strap down to the dyno, do three pulls, send the data off to Sal, he'd review it, make some tweaks, and minutes later we'd have a revised file back to flash on the car. Rinse, cycle, repeat until the car was optimized. The e46 and e39 took 3-4 tunes to get it spot on perfect, the e60 took a couple more because we didn't realize going in that it had a bad MAF so it was returning bad data. Once that was sorted, 2 more tunes and it was perfect.

Gains shown are from the dyno tuning alone. No hardware changes were made and each car started out with an evolve tune (so total tune gains are greater than what's shown in the graphs).

Every car has over 100,000 miles on it. Some significantly over.

Total mod lists:

e46 M3:
Supersprint V1 Stepped headers
Supersprint HJS 200 Cell catted section 1
Supersprint resonated section 2
Supersprint Street muffler
Bimmerworld Intake elbow
Turner pulleys
Evolve AIT relocation
Evolve Tune

e39 M5:
Evolve Headers
Superspint HJS 200 Cell Cats
Supersprint X pipe
Supersprint Street muffler
Evolve carbon fiber intake
Evolve Alpha N tune

e60 M5:
Supersprint Headers
Dinan Muffler
Dinan 3.91 Diff
Evosport Pulleys
Intake scoops and blockoff plate
BMC Filter
Evolve Alpha N tune


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Old 01-11-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
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Didn't you have a CSL intake?

I listen to your youtube videos as often as I can.
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Didn't you have a CSL intake?

I listen to your youtube videos as often as I can.
I used to and I will again. I had the VAC box, which just wasn't up to the quality of things I want on my car... so I took it off. I'll be back with an OEM or Evolve airbox in the future.

For now, however, I'm going to focus on making my car lighter (without compromising civility).
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I used to and I will again. I had the VAC box, which just wasn't up to the quality of things I want on my car... so I took it off. I'll be back with an OEM or Evolve airbox in the future.

For now, however, I'm going to focus on making my car lighter (without compromising civility).
I'm fantastically glad you mention that. What was wrong with it?
It's honestly one of the like 4 mods I actually want. That box.
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Amazing numbers for all 3 cars.
Thumbs-up for a nice thread ...
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I'm fantastically glad you mention that. What was wrong with it?
It's honestly one of the like 4 mods I actually want. That box.
I don't really want to get into it in a public forum, however... it's not a well built piece.

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Amazing numbers for all 3 cars.
Thumbs-up for a nice thread ...
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