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Old 11-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #16461
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ECI, sorry.

It makes it so they email you the tune and you apply it, instead of you having to send the DME off to EPIC.

You can also switch back to stock and read codes with it.

http://store.bimmerworld.com/epic-mo...eci-p1780.aspx

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:53 PM   #16462
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ECI, sorry.

It makes it so they email you the tune and you apply it, instead of you having to send the DME off to EPIC.

You can also switch back to stock and read codes with it.

http://store.bimmerworld.com/epic-mo...eci-p1780.aspx
Gotcha, yeah thats nice. They didnt have that when i ordered mine. I was gonna get that when i was planning on nasa racing to switch back between a gts3 detune and a gts4 full power tune.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:35 AM   #16463
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So there is an actual solution for uploading tunes like most cars nowdays? Thats surprising...
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #16464
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So there is an actual solution for uploading tunes like most cars nowdays? Thats surprising...
There's always been the option of hand held tunes. The problem was that those tunes were "canned" so to say. Now the big time tuners that produce vehicle specific, mod specific tunes, have provided that option as well. Along with the option to re-flash unlimitted times and read codes.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:22 AM   #16465
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Very nice, and only 10 years after the car was released too!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:33 AM   #16466
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Very nice, and only 10 years after the car was released too!
Hahahahaha no joke.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #16467
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Hahahahaha no joke.
You see the formula 1 tooned on the last page or 2?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #16468
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Also, thats my biggest peeve with BMW. I love the cars and hope to have an M one day for sure, though.

The day the 5.0 Mustang was released, a team had it tuned, auto-swapped, and slicks, then ran it at the strip by midnight for the first 10 second pass(dragstrip derp) on a brand new car and engine.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:48 AM   #16469
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So question... about the rear subframe. When doing it I know you might as well replace other things and perform other preventative maintenance while you have everything out and under the car.

- Reinforcement
- Rear Sub Frame Bushings
- Flush Rear Diff

I guess is there really any other "must do" things while im back there and have everything torn apart. Also... Ring and Pinon for 3.91s run ~700 who and how much would install run. Just curious
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #16470
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Diff bushing(s)?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #16471
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You see the formula 1 tooned on the last page or 2?
Hell ya I watched all the episodes the other night on the Ipad. Julie was sitting next to me on the couch listenening saying, "for some reason I feel what you are watching is either retarded or meant for a child." I LOL'd.

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Also, thats my biggest peeve with BMW. I love the cars and hope to have an M one day for sure, though.

The day the 5.0 Mustang was released, a team had it tuned, auto-swapped, and slicks, then ran it at the strip by midnight for the first 10 second pass(dragstrip derp) on a brand new car and engine.
I feel ya and BMW is the same in a sense. Before they even released the e92 they had already built the e92 GT2 ALMS car and tested it. BMW just seems to focus more on top dollar racing than producing something for the public.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:05 AM   #16472
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So question... about the rear subframe. When doing it I know you might as well replace other things and perform other preventative maintenance while you have everything out and under the car.

- Reinforcement
- Rear Sub Frame Bushings
- Flush Rear Diff

I guess is there really any other "must do" things while im back there and have everything torn apart. Also... Ring and Pinon for 3.91s run ~700 who and how much would install run. Just curious
Bushings that you will want to do:
Subframe
Diff
Trans (you will have the drive shaft out so mith as well)
Motor (same as above, you will have good access)
RTAB
RSM
Guidbo
Center Support Bearing

Those should keep you from getting back under the car for the next 50k miles.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:35 AM   #16473
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Hell ya I watched all the episodes the other night on the Ipad. Julie was sitting next to me on the couch listenening saying, "for some reason I feel what you are watching is either retarded or meant for a child." I LOL'd.



I feel ya and BMW is the same in a sense. Before they even released the e92 they had already built the e92 GT2 ALMS car and tested it. BMW just seems to focus more on top dollar racing than producing something for the public.
Hahaha, yea thats about right. I'm surprised its actually mclaren(sp?) making and promoting those videos!

Well the 5.0 stuff was all aftermarket and commercially available.

Perhaps I'll just do an LS swap in an E46 M3 so I dont have to deal with BMW ECU/DME/WTF...OR do a rotary and really piss everyone off, lol.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:45 AM   #16474
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:48 PM   #16475
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Bushings that you will want to do:
Subframe
Diff
Trans (you will have the drive shaft out so mith as well)
Motor (same as above, you will have good access)
RTAB
RSM
Guidbo
Center Support Bearing

Those should keep you from getting back under the car for the next 50k miles.
Good to know... I have some of those things already done. Best places to purchase? Brands? Im assuming the Guidbo & Center Support Bearing just go with OEM? Most all the others might as well spend a little more and go with aftermarket?
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Yeah, go OEM on those.

I would say go powerflex on everything else.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:51 PM   #16477
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Also, buy your stuff from Ryan.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #16478
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Good to know... I have some of those things already done. Best places to purchase? Brands? Im assuming the Guidbo & Center Support Bearing just go with OEM? Most all the others might as well spend a little more and go with aftermarket?
For sure go OEM on the guibo and center support bearing. Not sure on the rest, I would normally say do Powerflex or something but I've heard of people having issues with the PF subframe bushings seperating. To be honest, for what you are gonna do you might as well just go OEM on the Diff/Trans/Motor/Subframe. Anything but oem will increase NVH. You could do something a bit more performance oriented for the RTAB and RSM's.

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For sure go OEM on the guibo and center support bearing. Not sure on the rest, I would normally say do Powerflex or something but I've heard of people having issues with the PF subframe bushings seperating. To be honest, for what you are gonna do you might as well just go OEM on the Diff/Trans/Motor/Subframe. Anything but oem will increase NVH. You could do something a bit more performance oriented for the RTAB and RSM's.



+1,000,000

Yeah I have already done RTABs/RSMs/Tranny Mounts. I some of the other stuff PF doesnt make like the Motor Mounts. I know it might be "overkill" to purchase some over OEM, but hell might as well purchase something that is better performing and last longer while you have everything out anyways right?
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Yeah.

Whoever did my subframe bushings before I bought the car had that issue that Brad talked about. For some reason the messed up bushings were included with the car...
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