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      09-28-2012, 09:33 AM   #23
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guys do i need to take out my PBX for this tune or can i run both without any issues
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      09-28-2012, 10:51 AM   #24
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guys do i need to take out my PBX for this tune or can i run both without any issues
no you dont need to take it out.. keep it in off mode or if you want to leave it on then set it to like map 4 for a 25% remap and nothing else.
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Vendors are listed on the website. The software is only avialable from the ones listed in red.

http://www.activeautowerke.com/dealers.php

The other options are mailing your ecu or ordering a simon porgramer from them and uploading the tune yourself.
The Simon tool is a great option for anyone who doesn't have an AA tuner in their area. Allows you to tune your vehicle by yourself just like any authorized tuner without the need to pull you ECU and send it directly to AA. Also stores up to 3 tunes so should you have need for a street and track tune you're good to go!
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      09-28-2012, 01:12 PM   #26
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The Simon tool is a great option for anyone who doesn't have an AA tuner in their area.
I have one and I have to agree. Just follow the directions and download your OEM tune, e-mail it to AA, receive the AA tune, and upload it. AA is good about sending the tuned file same day. A battery charger is recommended to make sure the car's battery doesn't go dead during the process. Also, for anyone considering it....Read the instructions before you use it!!

It's also good insurance against a dealer overwriting the AA program with an update.
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      09-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #27
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I don't know how the 328i behaves with only the manifold, ie how notisable that dip is.

My 128i 6mt + Disa only is very lively and satisfied my need for a tune & future proofed the car for me should I need the tune.
Cost was only ~300 + 6 hours of effort to install and time to clean used manifold.
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For those that dyno first before emailing your ECU tune, do you dyno on D or DS? I plan on doing a dyno first and send it together with my ECU file so AA will see if they can adjust it more.
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ok guys just made an appointment with GTech Imports in Dallas for Tuesday!! I will update everyone on I feel about the tune.
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Op if you're close with any buddies with a dyno see if you can just stay on a dyno for a long while. The common saying is the tune needs at least 500 miles for the tune to fully adapt. At least you won't be putting yourself or anyone at risk on the freeway so you can WOT stationary.
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      09-28-2012, 03:25 PM   #31
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unfortunatly i don't have any good buddies with dynos but i probably won't stop driving the car after the tune anyways lol probably will put 500 miles on it in no time
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      09-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #32
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After the end of my CPO warranty it will be my next step
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      09-29-2012, 03:19 AM   #33
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After the end of my CPO warranty it will be my next step
Get the Simon tool, switch the tunes before going to the dealer.

Andrew can you verify if the dealer will find shadow codes from swapping tunes? *if they actually look*
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      09-29-2012, 03:50 AM   #34
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been running AA tune more than a year....highly recommended
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Get the Simon tool, switch the tunes before going to the dealer.

Andrew can you verify if the dealer will find shadow codes from swapping tunes? *if they actually look*
are you sure it works ?
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are you sure it works ?
The Simon tool? Ask AA that, I just like their products. Just have a battery tender handy during the tuning.
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been running AA tune more than a year....highly recommended
When can I get a ride and see how it is? haha
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The Simon tool? Ask AA that, I just like their products. Just have a battery tender handy during the tuning.
no no, with CPO warannty.

When can I get a ride and see how it is? haha
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no no, with CPO warannty.
That's the part I want to know (detecting shadow codes) but there are SA's that are ok with mods just as long as they are not the source of the problem you're coming in for. (things like fluid changes, belts, brake jobs)
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The product description says the redline is changed but not what it is changed to.

Anyone chime in?
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Guys I needed some advise, currently the only performance mods i have on my car are the BMW PE and BMS PBX. When I had heard about the AA Tune their where no shops near that would do it so I just forgot about it. Well now I have a shop near me here in Dallas and Im wondering is the tune worth it even though i don't have the 3 stage intake manifold? Am I just better off keeping the BMS PBX or is the tune that much better then the PBX. I've heard rave reviews about the AA Tune but most people have the 3 stage intake manifold to compliment it and basically completing the 325i to 330i conversion. So Im basically asking, is it worth it or Im just better off saving my money? Thanks!
Just finished reading this before I got here.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=727141&page=1

Given that it's on an XI-layout, the information should help you out a bit.

I have an authorized shop in the area that can do AA's tune and for the price, it's worth a shot if you really want to push our NA. It all depends on what you want out of your car. Like what you've stated I'll be doing the tune after the 3-stage.
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Guys I needed some advise, currently the only performance mods i have on my car are the BMW PE and BMS PBX. When I had heard about the AA Tune their where no shops near that would do it so I just forgot about it. Well now I have a shop near me here in Dallas and Im wondering is the tune worth it even though i don't have the 3 stage intake manifold? Am I just better off keeping the BMS PBX or is the tune that much better then the PBX. I've heard rave reviews about the AA Tune but most people have the 3 stage intake manifold to compliment it and basically completing the 325i to 330i conversion. So Im basically asking, is it worth it or Im just better off saving my money? Thanks!
Just finished reading this before I got here.

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Given that it's on an XI-layout, the information should help you out a bit.

I have an authorized shop in the area that can do AA's tune and for the price, it's worth a shot if you really want to push our NA. It all depends on what you want out of your car. Like what you've stated I'll be doing the tune after the 3-stage.
yea Im getting it done Tuesday and Andrew at AA told me it doesn't matter if you have the 3 stage intake manifold now or get it later, the tune will adapt to it.

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Also for the 3 stage intake manifold, is that all I need or I need other parts for it too? did some research and got some confusing answers. Im so confused right now lol. What do you guys recommend I do first, AA tune or the intake swap??
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I would suggest a 335.
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Also for the 3 stage intake manifold, is that all I need or I need other parts for it too?
AA tune or the intake swap??
for the intake manifold:
just need manifold and the DISA flaps that are attached to it, all else you use from the car. So it is important to get pictures and description from the junkyard before committing, you dont want a stripped manifold. All other sensors you reuse from ur own manifold. The 325i/330i guys have an oil separator which makes it harder to swap, and hoses can break. #28i hoses are okay if you are careful.


Tune or intake manifold:
They will both probably cost the same in the end.
The manifold is harder to find and the swap take a good amount of time (5-6h for me). So a tune is best if you don't want the hassle or don't have a garage/working space( its getting colder).

Also the manifold alone is not something alot of people have run, therefore not sure how the "dip" @ ~3k feels on 328i and if there any differences in feel between manual and auto transmissions.
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