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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 02-06-2010, 10:14 AM   #1
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Active Tuning vs. Shark Injector?

Which one is the better option for a 325? Has anyone personally tried both?Granted the Shark Injector is a little cheaper but that is not a huge deal. Looking to get the most power from the car possible with simple upgrades.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:08 AM   #3
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Shark Injector. Easier installation and proven results.
Indeed.

With the Shark Injector your downtime would be only the amount of time it takes you to flash the car.
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:02 AM   #4
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^ To Bad It wont work with a 2005 ZHP...

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Old 02-07-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
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I believe the AA will provide you with more power, but you'll have to ship them your ECU. The shark injector is convenient, but it only advances timing so much. Depending on what gas you have available, AA can set your timing accordingly.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:59 AM   #6
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You must have an automatic then.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:03 PM   #7
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:47 PM   #8
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Which one is the better option for a 325? Has anyone personally tried both?Granted the Shark Injector is a little cheaper but that is not a huge deal. Looking to get the most power from the car possible with simple upgrades.
The Active Autowerke Performance Software Tune will tune your vehicle with the specific modifications you have on your vehicle to provide you the maximum with your performance upgrades. We also additional features such as CEL Delete if you decide to upgrade to Performance Headers on your vehicle.

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I am currently running AA software but it is so outdated since I've added a ton of mods.

Can I run a shark injector with AA software or will I have to get it reset?

Also, is this true... with the shark injector, I can update it for free when I get a new part but with active I have to pay the whole amount again for an update?

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where are the dynos? if active can get us better numbers with the tune lets see the graph vs a sharked car with the same mods. Seems strange if the numbers were to have a significant difference someone that is marketing software wouldn't need to do much marketing... I'd just post the dyno graph anytime this question surfaces. I'm in St louis and I'd love to run against an AA tune vs my shark to see real world differences too. If all of this has been done and tested and posted elsewhere i apologize lets see the graphs!!!!
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I am currently running AA software but it is so outdated since I've added a ton of mods.

Can I run a shark injector with AA software or will I have to get it reset?
No, the Shark Injector will check the software on the car before flashing. If it is not stock, it will present an error and not flash.

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Also, is this true... with the shark injector, I can update it for free when I get a new part but with active I have to pay the whole amount again for an update?

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As of right now, that is not true. In reality though, aside from some of the M stuff there isn't a whole lot of options anyways. It's not like there is a Shark tune for an intake and cat back exhaust or anything like that.

Hopefully sometime this year (I am realist by not saying within a month or two) there will be at least a header/cat delete tune for the E46 non M cars. There are talks of using the USB port as a mean to sell this upgrade to people with the USB capable Shark Injectors. But as of right now there is nothing set in stone.
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No, the Shark Injector will check the software on the car before flashing. If it is not stock, it will present an error and not flash.
Thanks Justin. Can I have my computer reset at the dealer before getting a shark and be fine?
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Performance mods for me is basically a K&N 57, UUC TSE3, and a 3.38..... software works that good with intake/exhaust?
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Performance mods for me is basically a K&N 57, UUC TSE3, and a 3.38..... software works that good with intake/exhaust?
We can tune your vehicle for those specific modifications please contact me directly and I will be more than glad to help assist you.
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where are the dynos? if active can get us better numbers with the tune lets see the graph vs a sharked car with the same mods. Seems strange if the numbers were to have a significant difference someone that is marketing software wouldn't need to do much marketing... I'd just post the dyno graph anytime this question surfaces. I'm in St louis and I'd love to run against an AA tune vs my shark to see real world differences too. If all of this has been done and tested and posted elsewhere i apologize lets see the graphs!!!!
too much dodging not enough input... why hasn't either company purchased each others software and run the cars on a dyno???? again if this has been done i apologize ahead of time.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:27 PM   #18
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We can tune your vehicle for those specific modifications please contact me directly and I will be more than glad to help assist you.
Not to sound like a douche, but i'm not shipping my ECU.... as much as I would love to, I use my car every day and going a week or however many days without it would be difficult.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:28 PM   #20
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Seems like AA tunes your car and Shark advances your timing. It would be worth a week of down time if I did some mods and had the ECU programmed around my specific mods. However, I have friends and such.. so getting a ride isn't a big deal to me.

I've got the UUC catback and am considering headers.. so the AA would definitely be the route I'd take to get the most out of what I have....

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