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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 08-26-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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ESS vs Dinan Steptronic software

I looked all the theads and was not able to find enough input in ESS step software. I am ready to buy it but I am undecided. Dinan is 300 but I need stage I ecu upgrade so in total is 600. ESS step software is 500, and ECU unpgrade is not required, but I talked to them and they said that since Dinan total is 600 he will charge me 600 for both to, nice. That being said price is the same. ESS I do need to ship and wait it. I know ESS developed the software more recently than dinan, so I gues that is better, It could be more agressive. Anything else?
Any input in anyone that has driven both? or at least the ESS? I dont care about redlining that much, my main focus is velocity of the gear changes
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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OOH NICE

I want to know also.. ESS TUNING!

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Old 08-28-2008, 08:48 AM   #3
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I also would like to know...

I have the Dinan step upgrade w/ ESS Blower. I was wondering if it'll complement better if I switch over to ESS step??? Well now since ESS has a branch open in Cali, I dont think you need to send it to Norway anymore. (Quicker turn around)


Ps: I had all these upgraded for a while before the ESS came out with their Step upgrade.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:58 PM   #4
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yes, I live in san diego, I called and they told me that you still need to ship it to arizona even if the shop is in CA


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I also would like to know...

I have the Dinan step upgrade w/ ESS Blower. I was wondering if it'll complement better if I switch over to ESS step??? Well now since ESS has a branch open in Cali, I dont think you need to send it to Norway anymore. (Quicker turn around)


Ps: I had all these upgraded for a while before the ESS came out with their Step upgrade.

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