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      11-21-2006, 05:18 PM   #82
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Drives: 2007 E90 335i
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver, WA

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Originally Posted by sstarch1
Its not a piggy back ECU. Its an ECU.
Read Take 1 or 2.
I have read ALL of the threads on this. I've been following it since Shiv got his 335. I will say that although Shiv has never called it a "piggy back" he has responded to posts calling it that such as this one

and never corrected anyone.

I wouldn't call it a standalone ECU as it does not work all by itself. It works in conjunction with the stock ECU. To me that implies a piggy back type scenario where the Xede is working with stock ECU instead of replacing it like a stand alone ECU would.

Either way, no matter what you call it, it's an awesome piece of work and I plan on getting it sometime in the near future for my 335 that I'll be picking up tomorrow.
E90 335i, Sparkling Graphite, Black Dakota leather, Burlwood trim, 6MT, ZSP, ZPP, PDC, Comfort access, heated seats, Navi w/iDrive, Production finished 10/6, Delivered 11/22/06.