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Old 01-31-2011, 11:20 PM   #601
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Yup
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:09 AM   #602
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Do tell how... I need to get rid of my DRLs and potentially reprogram my fogs to stay on with high beams.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:48 AM   #603
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not to sound like an idiot, but what exactly am i looking at here?
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:37 PM   #604
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not to sound like an idiot, but what exactly am i looking at here?
I like the pic of the 90 bucks in your lap! Baller!
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:57 PM   #605
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Well the headers thing is what mainly ticked me off.
Fist off he said I should look at an CAI for more power than headers since they don't really do much on our cars. If he didn't want to do the job he should of flat out told me no, rather than telling me that crap.
Secondly the only headers he would install were the Active Autowerke giving me a estimate of $2,000 for headers. $800 of which is labor. And then earlier that year I stopped by to check them out and he wrote me a $700 + alignment ($150) to replace rear OEM springs. $400 of which was labor. That is not fair by any means. If it was the front spring alone then I would understand because it needs to be compressed on the shock but the rear spring? Come on.

I know many people have had great experiences with them which is starting to make me think they were trying to walk over me when they saw a young guy.
I can't comment on the rates themselves, but in their defense they were open and upfront about the way they do business... whether or not you decide to be a customer is up to you. It's not like they are selling people's car parts out from under them like Hennessey or something lol

I just think that telling people to stay away, without also saying the reason why, makes potential customers fear the worst. Like they are ripping people off left and right, when really it has more to do with a pricing disagreement.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:04 PM   #606
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A very long and involved process...
There is a lot of programming to do with the software to get it to communicate with the car.
You need to have basic knowledge of unix also...I had a friend help me with it...

The insturctions are on bimmerforums under the diagnostic section of the site.

I can probably disable the DRLs for you sometime..

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Err they also told me to get a cold air intake rather than headers because factory headers are very good. If he didn't want to do the job he should of been upfront and said he doesn't want to take the risk like another shop did instead of hiding behind the bush and making up lies...


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I can't comment on the rates themselves, but in their defense they were open and upfront about the way they do business... whether or not you decide to be a customer is up to you. It's not like they are selling people's car parts out from under them like Hennessey or something lol

I just think that telling people to stay away, without also saying the reason why, makes potential customers fear the worst. Like they are ripping people off left and right, when really it has more to do with a pricing disagreement.


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Old 02-01-2011, 07:38 PM   #608
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I like the pic of the 90 bucks in your lap! Baller!
haha that was the money i blew at the casino...didnt win sh!t!!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:52 PM   #609
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Any shop willing to put those Ebay headers on is risking a serious fine via the EPA, You can have all the disclaimers about off road use only ext but they will not stand up in court. I know friends that have had to pay big fines from this. The longer a shop has been around the smarter they become about avoiding those type of risks.

FYI , and Yes I was the shop that told him I would not due it I did give him my reasons though.
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yeah ive heard exhaust shops are getting stricter on installing catless track pipes as well
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yeah ive heard exhaust shops are getting stricter on installing catless track pipes as well
Yup people start getting fined then other take notice. I don't care what other shops due, I just know what risks we are willing and not willing to take for our business
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is the act of installing them illegal or could a shop have a waiver
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is the act of installing them illegal or could a shop have a waiver
Seth told me the EPA goes after the shop that removes the cats...
Turner Motorsports requires a waiver for purchase.
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April 1997 Note Regarding Memorandum 1A

From Cliff Tyree, USEPA, Office of Mobile Sources


CAA REQUIREMENTS: AFTERMARKET CONVERSIONS

In section 203(a)(3) of the Clean Air Act the following acts are
prohibited:

(3)(A) for any person to remove or render inoperative any device
or element of design installed on or in a motor vehicle or motor
vehicle engine in compliance with regulations under this title
prior to sale and delivery to the ultimate purchaser, or for any
person knowingly to remove or render inoperative any such device
or element of design after such sale and delivery to the ultimate
purchaser; or

(B) for any person to manufacture or sell, or offer to sell, or
install, any part or component intended for use with, or as part
of, any motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine, where a principal
effect of the part or component is to bypass, defeat, or render
inoperative any device or element of design installed on or in a
motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine in compliance with
regulations under this title, and where the person knows or
should know that such part or component is being offered for sale
or installed for such use or put to such use; or ........

Section 205 of the CAA

(a) Violations. - Any person who violates sections 203(a)(1),
203(a)(4), or 203(a)(5) or any manufacturer or dealer who
violates section 203(a)(3)(A) shall be subject to a civil penalty
of not more than $25,000. Any person other than a manufacturer
or dealer who violates section 203(a)3(A) or any person who
violates section 203(a)(3)B) shall be subject to a civil penalty
of not more than $2,500. Any such violation with respect to
paragraph (1), (3)(A), or (4) of section 203(a) shall constitute
a separate offense with respect to each motor vehicle or motor
vehicle engine. Any such violation with respect to section
203(a)(3)(B) shall constitute a separate offense with respect to
each part or component. any person who violates section
203(a)(2) shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than
$25,000 per day of violation.

Some aftermarket conversion entities are using the guidance EPA
identifies as "MEMORANDUM 1A" to demonstrate that a tampering
violation described in section 203 of the CAA has not occurred.
This guidance is currently being reviewed. It is unlikely the
existing interpretation of this guidance document will remain in
effect. Any conversion activity that plans on using the guidance
in MEMO 1A to show that a tampering act has not occurred should
contact EPA's Office of Enforcement, Richard Ackerman
202-564-1301.
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I can probably disable the DRLs for you sometime..
Sweet!

Can the GT1 also reprogram the LCM to run fogs with high beams?
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Sweet!

Can the GT1 also reprogram the LCM to run fogs with high beams?
Yes
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No it can't Not possible with the GT1
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No it can't Not possible with the GT1
Really? I must be confusing GT1 and NCS...
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No it can't Not possible with the GT1
So what is needed to make that happen?
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So what is needed to make that happen?
NCS may do it
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