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Old 01-17-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Headers installed.. Advice on tuning

So I recently installed some BimmerBrakes headers and now its time to get a tune to make the most of the power. I know this topic has been beaten to death and I have searched but just wanted some opinions. It seems like the AA tune will be the most beneficial in terms of power output but from what i've read there have been instances of no difference. Any thoughts on this? Thanks guys TIA
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So I recently installed some BimmerBrakes headers and now its time to get a tune to make the most of the power. I know this topic has been beaten to death and I have searched but just wanted some opinions. It seems like the AA tune will be the most beneficial in terms of power output but from what i've read there have been instances of no difference. Any thoughts on this? Thanks guys TIA
Really ?

Any links or Forum member dyno's, AA has not done that well.

I think you need to do A LOT more research before ordering. Try a search on the Shark Injector, you may like what you find.

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I'm in the same situation as u. I have been looking at oetuning & shark and the euro 2 tune. I really want the eu2 tune but I can't find anyone or anywhere to get it done. Oetuning has got a few good reviews on here and it gets rid of the post 02 readings and disables the SAP.

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ESS gave me a tune, turned off the lower O2 sensors too so no SES light. I've been happy with it, although no dyno's to show gains.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:26 PM   #5
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I researched the shark injector and my only issue with that was the gains from the header modification. I looked into the eu2 tune also but am curious as to how much of a hp/tq gain I would get from that rather than just the CEL delete. ESS Tuning is one I did not look into yet I will give them a shout. Thanks everyone!
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215 rear wheels.. HP/TQ.. add shark tune, long tube intake, headers. I'd love to assure you in any other way. No AA tune to DATE with those modifications can produce that number. WTF would you like to buy? Gains or AA FAILURE?

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I already have the intake, headers, pullies, and res. delete exhaust. So Shark will give me those numbers or close to them? I need to lighten some of the weight....
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I already have the intake, headers, pullies, and res. delete exhaust. So Shark will give me those numbers or close to them? I need to lighten some of the weight....
SEARCH MAN!!!! Forget about your mods, get a shark. Period!
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SEARCH MAN!!!! Forget about your mods, get a shark. Period!
Not to start an argument since I like both AA and ESS, but you are slandering a company like AA when its obvious you have no clue what your talking about.

Notice the O.P asked for a O2 delete and software and you keep telling him go with the shark when everyone that knows anything about tunning or hearders etc etc knows that you cant 02 delete with Shark and both ESS and AA can tune a lot more on your DME than a shark injector can.

Just saying maybe you need to search before you give anybody advice. Again just sayin.



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did EML light on when u installed bb headers ?
Im sure it has, Cats efficiency as well as Im sure O2 sensors as well.

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Not to start an argument since I like both AA and ESS, but you are slandering a company like AA when its obvious you have no clue what your talking about.

Notice the O.P asked for a O2 delete and software and you keep telling him go with the shark when everyone that knows anything about tunning or hearders etc etc knows that you cant 02 delete with Shark and both ESS and AA can tune a lot more on your DME than a shark injector can.

Just saying maybe you need to search before you give anybody advice. Again just sayin.
You are 100%, correct. I have no clue. I got this for 40 bucks and I pass emissions no CEL... and still make more power. Cool Story though. AA/ESS are way better tuners than Jim Conforti... They just aren't really big on proving it... rofl
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You are 100%, correct. I have no clue. I got this for 40 bucks and I pass emissions no CEL... and still make more power. Cool Story though. AA/ESS are way better tuners than Jim Conforti... They just aren't really big on proving it... rofl
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I'm in the same situation as u. I have been looking at oetuning & shark and the euro 2 tune. I really want the eu2 tune but I can't find anyone or anywhere to get it done. Oetuning has got a few good reviews on here and it gets rid of the post 02 readings and disables the SAP.

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You are 100%, correct. I have no clue. I got this for 40 bucks and I pass emissions no CEL... and still make more power. Cool Story though.
You got what for 40 bucks?? Your not explaining how you wire set is producing more power. lmao

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Sure they are.

Infact ESS was one of the first companies to have the ability to tune MS45s before anybody and that goes for Conforti as well as AA.

You comparing Conforti which is a good tuner and Im not discrediting Conforti AT ALL to companies like ESS and AA. When ESS alone has dominated the tunning and F.I BMWs since the 90s as well as AA.

Your avoiding your inaccurate post/advice to the O.P who simply asked about software for his car less 02 and again everybody knows Confrotis software does provide 02 delete for MS45 .
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It's an 02 sim that allows you to pass emissions. You should up on it. If you would do the research and see the dyno thread. You would know the companies you speak off, offer an inferior product. The first man in the game isn't always the best. I can further explain my point of view through PM's. If you would like to continue this conversation. That is where it will take place. Enjoy your products.

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Heres what to do, get a local to do the eu2 tune for you. Then send your dme to oem tuning, and have them tune it. There you are done. You have deleted the post cat 02 sensors, and you can also take the sap off, and you got probably the best tune possible with oem tuning.
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I think darkside means to say OE Tuning! For those following this thread/searching
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Heres what to do, get a local to do the eu2 tune for you. Then send your dme to oem tuning, and have them tune it. There you are done. You have deleted the post cat 02 sensors, and you can also take the sap off, and you got probably the best tune possible with oem tuning.
How about Euro Tuning on the MS45 DME? and then Tune for Boost?
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