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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 02-18-2011, 01:31 PM   #21
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:36 PM   #22
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When you get your cams stav, take it to the place I was telling you about and get a custom dyno tune. You will see more power out of a cutsom dyno tune where they write you your own software than an off the shelf tune.


And where did you take most of your weight out from? The ARC-8's wheel swap?
I know there's so many options! VAC isn't too far either so that's been on my mind as well. Too bad Active Autowerke is in Miami, I would love to chill in that shop and get an in house tune. The reason I want to go with AA is because I already have the tune so it would cost less to just upgrade as oppose to a dyno which is $$$. I have a lot of confidence in AA since I was very happy with the original tune when I got it.

As for the weight, I'm about to post up some pics...
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:25 PM   #23
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Nick (RogueStatus37) brought up the question for what I've done in terms of weight reduction. Last time I checked, together it was around 350lb..but that's just a rough estimate. Everything I can put together in my head as of now...

Vorsteiner Hood (no hood shocks)
OEM CSL Trunk (no tool kit)
Mini Cooper Battery (same used in the CSL)
Full size spare tire replaced with donut
Recaro Pole Position Seats
Removed Rear Seats
Headers (no cats)
Full Catback
Front BMW Performance Rotors
Apex Wheels

Vorsteiner Hood that needs to be painted badly



OEM Csl Trunk I recently picked up for an awesome price!




Donut Tire/Mini Battery



Beautiful Red Leather/Suede Seats



Back Seat area which I'm gonna cover with some Suede soon



Front BMW Perf. Rotors are 3lbs lighter each, this is a plus for rotational mass

You can tell the difference between the Floating design vs normal


And the awesome Apex Arc-8's, I cant wait to throw them back on in the spring! Just do it

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Old 02-18-2011, 02:53 PM   #24
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Nick (RogueStatus37) brought up the question for what I've done in terms of weight reduction. Last time I checked, together it was around 350lb..but that's just a rough estimate. Everything I can put together in my head as of now...

Vorsteiner Hood (no hood shocks)
OEM CSL Trunk (no tool kit)
Mini Cooper Battery (same used in the CSL)
Full size spare tire replaced with donut
Recaro Pole Position Seats
Removed Rear Seats
Headers (no cats)
Full Catback
Front BMW Performance Rotors
Apex Wheels

Vorsteiner Hood that needs to be painted badly



OEM Csl Trunk I recently picked up for an awesome price!




Donut Tire/Mini Battery



Beautiful Red Leather/Suede Seats



Back Seat area which I'm gonna cover with some Suede soon



Front BMW Perf. Rotors are 3lbs lighter each, this is a plus for rotational mass

You can tell the difference between the Floating design vs normal


And the awesome Apex Arc-8's, I cant wait to throw them back on in the spring! Just do it
Very Nice!!!!
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:17 PM   #25
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Nice job on the weigh reduction. I'm really wanting to find a CSL trunk and OEM M3 hood to shave off a few lbs... and a CF roof, but that's down the line.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:19 PM   #26
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:55 PM   #27
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #28
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what kind of hp gain did you get with the dinan high flow airbox? and was it with or without the dinan software???
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:14 AM   #29
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Hey man i was looking at your pictures and don't forget the rear seat belts. if your going without a rear seat you might as well delete those too!
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Nice job on the weigh reduction. I'm really wanting to find a CSL trunk and OEM M3 hood to shave off a few lbs... and a CF roof, but that's down the line.
Definitely do it, you'll notice a difference the minute you hit the 100lbs mark. The only thing expensive really is the roof, but the fact of having one alone makes it worth it. Maybe consider a Mini Cooper Battery too, it drops another 20lbs and doesn't really sacrifice practicality.

...After I did all this weight reduction, the car feels completely different.

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what kind of hp gain did you get with the dinan high flow airbox? and was it with or without the dinan software???
In my opinion it's a well designed intake. An oem style closed box to keep heat down while grabbing "cooler" air from the brake duct. A friend of mine had let me try his Bmw Performance Intake and I liked the Dinan better. I didn't use the Dinan Software btw.
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Hey man i was looking at your pictures and don't forget the rear seat belts. if your going without a rear seat you might as well delete those too!
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:15 PM   #31
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Technik Headers are off the car

Everything went as planned yesterday. Me and a good friend I work with spent a couple hours getting the headers out. I spoke with a rep at Swain Coatings and she told me it would be a 2-3 week process for the coating...this does not including shipping However, the good news is that they're located in NY, so shipping there and back shouldn't take too long. I've still gotta decide a color (I'm leaning toward black) and they'll be on their way tomorrow.

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Hmm...cams...




And they're out!






The half azz header wrap job




Me pushing the car away where it'll hibernate for a few weeks...

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Old 02-20-2011, 08:20 PM   #32
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That is a half assed wrapping job. Those headers look really beefy though, it's surprising they don't make a measurable difference in power between Super Sprint replicas.
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That is a half assed wrapping job. Those headers look really beefy though, it's surprising they don't make a measurable difference in power between Super Sprint replicas.
I'd speculate that while both sets of headers flow better than stock, once you've added either set of headers the flow restriction quickly becomes the head itself.
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car looks great, also love the oem csl trunk and vorsteiner hood I went the same route.
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For sure, I've gotta look for a place that has a scale. Thats crazy you got the xi itself below 3000lbs! I've gotta take a look at your threads again and catch up with the weight loss program.
I got my 330Ci under 2700lbs while it was still street legal with OEM steel trunk, hood, and roof.(With sunroof removed)

Then I really went nuts...
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car looks great, also love the oem csl trunk and vorsteiner hood I went the same route.
Thanks man, I've always been a fan of yours as well

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I got my 330Ci under 2700lbs while it was still street legal with OEM steel trunk, hood, and roof.(With sunroof removed)

Then I really went nuts...
Damn thats light. There's definitely a bunch more stuff I can take out from the rear, but I'd rather concentrate on the front and keep an even distribution. I've always wondered if the Kevlar bumper carrier from an m3 will fit on mine...
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One last before shot!

Those headers are AWESOME! Wish, I had a Set for my personal ride.
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