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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 03-10-2015, 02:01 PM   #1
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what tune?

hi i have a 2004 e46 m3, i was windering about tunes? i dont know if i should go with a local dyno tune, shark injector or maybe get an ess tune. i dont know much about the shark injector, are you able to update its software on the computer if you get upgrades for your car after, or would you have to buy a different shark injector. i believe with the ess tune you can do that as it provides lifetime software upgrades. just looking for some input on it. thanks
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:27 AM   #3
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hi i have a 2004 e46 m3, i was wondering about tunes? i dont know if i should go with a local dyno tune, shark injector or maybe get an ess tune. i dont know much about the shark injector, are you able to update its software on the computer if you get upgrades for your car after, or would you have to buy a different shark injector. i believe with the ess tune you can do that as it provides lifetime software upgrades. just looking for some input on it. thanks
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:27 AM   #4
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what tune should i get?

hi i have a 2004 e46 m3, i was windering about tunes? i dont know if i should go with a local dyno tune, shark injector or maybe get an ess tune. i dont know much about the shark injector, are you able to update its software on the computer if you get upgrades for your car after, or would you have to buy a different shark injector. i believe with the ess tune you can do that as it provides lifetime software upgrades. just looking for some input on it. thanks
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:31 AM   #5
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I've seen mixed reviews on the shark. The thing about bmws is that they are already 90percent there. There isn't much left to tune. Except maybe eliminate a speed limiter or change the smg behavior if u have a smg.
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:33 AM   #6
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I've seen mixed reviews on the shark. The thing about bmws is that they are already 90percent there. There isn't much left to tune. Except maybe eliminate a speed limiter or change the smg behavior if u have a smg.
i do have an smg, what will it change with the tune?
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:00 PM   #7
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Don't do ANY of those... Unless your local dyno'er is Frank Smith. Look up TTFS and get a remote tune from them. Best on the market.

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Old 03-21-2015, 12:55 PM   #8
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i do have an smg, what will it change with the tune?
IIRC you can flash the SMG software from the CSL. Google is your friend for this.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:40 PM   #10
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evolve, dinan, eurocharge...custom dyno will always be better.

shark can't be customized, but its the best off the shelf user friendly can tune, easy to install easy to remove.

you have an SMG M3 I'd go with the best and don't look back. (evolve or CSL software)
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many suggest the Evolve tune for the M3. ESS and AA are also good tunes. as you can see in your multiple thread posts in different sections on this forum
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1070538

there is a group buy on this too.

if you have someone close to you that knows how to code, their is free info and coding files from people who have broken the Euro code and posted on the internet. it's suppose to be really nice for those with SMG.
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many suggest the Evolve tune for the M3. ESS and AA are also good tunes. as you can see in your multiple thread posts in different sections on this forum
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1070538

there is a group buy on this too.

if you have someone close to you that knows how to code, their is free info and coding files from people who have broken the Euro code and posted on the internet. it's suppose to be really nice for those with SMG.
lol thats the same guy and I would stay far away from ESS
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Contact Lab 22 next week & ask what they can offer you in a Custom Dyno Tune, it would be worth the 2 hour drive.

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Apparently the car I just bought has a tune, it's my first m3. My mechanic took it for a drive and he says the car is missing some ponies and has boggy acceleration in low RPMs. I wish I could bring it to stock somehow. Make sure you know what your getting into. Good luck
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hi i was wondering if anyone has gotten a ttfs tune for an m3 and what their thoughts are about it. im thinking of getting the ttfs tune with the smg transmission software update, any feedback about this would be much appreicated.
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hi i was wondering if anyone has gotten a ttfs tune for an m3 and what their thoughts are about it. im thinking of getting the ttfs tune with the smg transmission software update, any feedback about this would be much appreicated.
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And thats coming from a evolve user.
Maybe you didn't see Evolve in my sig. I have it and it's great. It was an easy process as well. Evolve has served the M3 community very well. Because something didn't go your way doesn't mean it's no good.
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