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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 05-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #21
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sounds good! just making sure you knew before deciding.
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nice zhp, by the way. i wish i could've found a sedan
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:16 PM   #22
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Thanks! I got really lucky finding it somewhat locally through friends of friends before it was actually advertised for sale. It's black on tan leather, 6mt. Also planning to get it eurocharged in the near future
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:36 PM   #23
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Honestly man shark is a great option your a/f ratios wont be that messed up for 350 bucks and more than 10 hp....
Btw ess's tune for n/a is comparable to AA's
Post dyno's or stfu. Seriously. For both claims.

And especially because I've yet to see a before and after dyno for the ESS tune and would like to see one.... But mostly because you've got to stop posting complete crap as if its fact. That ruins this forum.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:39 PM   #24
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Would you mind searching this forum? Many dynos are on here . Please search before you post

I haven't seen a ess tune either but maybe there is a reason for that.

And sir you ruin this forum what don't you agree with? Intake and shark has proven 12 .
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:40 PM   #25
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Would you mind searching this forum? Many dynos are on here . Please search before you post
Show me one dyno of an ESS tuned car, that is a before and after. Or stfu. Because I've searched for many hours beyond this forum alone and haven't found one.

But I'll stop asking you for a dyno if you stop pulling hp numbers out of your arse pretending their facts
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:42 PM   #26
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I see you edited. So we're on the same page with the ESS stuff. No before and after dynos. I wish I would've gotten one, I do wonder if it would be the same as what the AA guys saw.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:57 PM   #27
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I see you edited. So we're on the same page with the ESS stuff. No before and after dynos. I wish I would've gotten one, I do wonder if it would be the same as what the AA guys saw.
sir i edited to add not to change or delete. your chilidish language and remarks makes my whopping 19 years of age feel more like 30
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:19 AM   #28
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SHARK made more gains over a "custom" tune like AA, and on my car when combined with an intake over 14whp in some areas. I haven't seen anyone talk about Vanos/cam tuning with these "custom tunes" which I know the Shark does.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:41 AM   #29
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Arnie...Just put him on the Ignore list. He's got to be the biggest idiot currently posting on this forum. Polluting threads left and right like it's his job...oh wait, 3,000 posts in a year-and-a-half :facepalm

OP, I'd go for the Shark or EuroCharged.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #30
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Done. I had hoped to call out the bull each time I see him post it, but its a full time job that I dont need.

I believe the consensus is that the Shark makes more power than the AA tune, but what we need is a good comprehensive thread of before and after dynos for each of these tunes.

And for what its worth, everyone thought the AA tune was really good until I think someone did an after dyno that showed basically no gains. The thing the Shark has going for it is after-dyno's that do show gains. But nobody's got no 18hp from a tune.....
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SHARK made more gains over a "custom" tune like AA, and on my car when combined with an intake over 14whp in some areas. I haven't seen anyone talk about Vanos/cam tuning with these "custom tunes" which I know the Shark does.
to everyone hating in this thread my point was clear and simple shark makes more for your buck and this proves it.

why don't you guys go and get an ess tune and post back .

i just respond with what I've read on here and I've seen iceman's threads so that prompted my response maybe you 2 butbudies should go on a date
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Arnie...Just put him on the Ignore list. He's got to be the biggest idiot currently posting on this forum. Polluting threads left and right like it's his job...oh wait, 3,000 posts in a year-and-a-half :facepalm

OP, I'd go for the Shark or EuroCharged.
wow great recommendation shark i never would of thought of that
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #33
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Arnie...Just put him on the Ignore list. He's got to be the biggest idiot currently posting on this forum. Polluting threads left and right like it's his job...oh wait, 3,000 posts in a year-and-a-half :facepalm

OP, I'd go for the Shark or EuroCharged.
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Done. I had hoped to call out the bull each time I see him post it, but its a full time job that I dont need.

I believe the consensus is that the Shark makes more power than the AA tune, but what we need is a good comprehensive thread of before and after dynos for each of these tunes.

And for what its worth, everyone thought the AA tune was really good until I think someone did an after dyno that showed basically no gains. The thing the Shark has going for it is after-dyno's that do show gains. But nobody's got no 18hp from a tune.....

also added steven747 to ignore list
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:04 PM   #34
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small update: i'm going eurocharged for my zhp. plan of action:

1. baseline dyno, no mods
2. eurocharged zhp canned tune, document dyno gains
3. install technik headers, drop-in filter
4. possibly delete resonator(s) in stock exhaust piping
5. re-dyno eurocharged canned zhp tune with aforementioned mods
6. custom dyno tune by jerry@eurocharged to maximize gains from mods/re-tune
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:09 PM   #35
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from there, depending on how the car drives/feels, i may be done with performance mods. i came from a 135i with 400+whp and a 335i with the same mods/power. i realize i'm not going to get the same snap-your-neck toque and blistering performance with this car. i'll be happy with a responsive, slightly more powerful version of the car i already like a lot.

suspension tuning, weight reduction, and slight cosmetic mods will follow in the coming months, but i'm not going as wild and modified as my e90 or e82 were
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This thread went fool retard. Jesus christ guys we're a community not a bunch of asshats!!!

To Bryce-o, do NOT remove any of your two resonators as I have run headers to an OEM muffler alone and it is 100% tin can rasp. Then i put an OEM full catback back on I havent changed it since. If you want to do anything just remove your muffler and keep both resonators. come to think of it, you'll probably be VERY close to happy with the sound of a full Oem catback and the headers. As for tuning, I have custom AA dyno tuning which shows an increase in about 10whp over no tune Hope they got it down as best as they could

so for tuning you decided to get tuned 3 times? strong decision
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:16 PM   #37
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small update: i'm going eurocharged for my zhp. plan of action:

1. baseline dyno, no mods
2. eurocharged zhp canned tune, document dyno gains
3. install technik headers, drop-in filter
4. possibly delete resonator(s) in stock exhaust piping
5. re-dyno eurocharged canned zhp tune with aforementioned mods
6. custom dyno tune by jerry@eurocharged to maximize gains from mods/re-tune
I very much like this plan of attack and really look forward to your results.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #38
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But nobody's got no 18hp from a tune.....
i did
but its flywheel rated
and i have more mods than just headers
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #39
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small update: i'm going eurocharged for my zhp. plan of action:

1. baseline dyno, no mods
2. eurocharged zhp canned tune, document dyno gains
3. install technik headers, drop-in filter
4. possibly delete resonator(s) in stock exhaust piping
5. re-dyno eurocharged canned zhp tune with aforementioned mods
6. custom dyno tune by jerry@eurocharged to maximize gains from mods/re-tune
Very interested in seeing your results from just the Eurocharged tune on the stock car!
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:19 PM   #40
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thanks guys. essentially, it will just be 2 tunes. first, a "canned" or "off-the-shelf" eurocharged tune. i'll drive a month or so on that, before getting the headers installed. once headers are installed, i'll get retuned. i'll get a before/after dyno pull or 2 each of the 2 times i'll get tuned by eurocharged. i'm very curious about the gains on an otherwise stock car, how well a "canned" tune does with a set of headers installed, and what kind of gains can be realized by getting custom dyno tuned after installing a set of headers. going to eurocharged in a few days to get the "off-the-shelf" tune completed
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