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      09-05-2013, 02:58 PM   #1607
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Oh I agree! But the 3 stage manifold does need a different tune.We smooth out the massive dip you get when you install the 3 stage among other things.

Note: Intakes and axle back exhausts do not need a special tune.
Since an N51 have the 3 stage intake manifold, should it use the 3 stage tune rather than the standard? I have an N51 with the tune and does notice there is some rough transitions when I go past 3k... would the new "gen 2" as you call it help smooth this out?
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      09-06-2013, 08:26 AM   #1608
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Since an N51 have the 3 stage intake manifold, should it use the 3 stage tune rather than the standard? I have an N51 with the tune and does notice there is some rough transitions when I go past 3k... would the new "gen 2" as you call it help smooth this out?
We have an n51 specific file and it will indeed smooth out the transition.
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      09-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #1609
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I was given the Stage 2 tune and was told that's what I needed for the 3IM that I installed. Should I receive the Stage 3 tune?

The 325 shares the same ecu as the 330. The tune you have is correct.


Things get confusing with the 328 and the 325/330 since they share the same engine but have different ecu's
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We have an n51 specific file and it will indeed smooth out the transition.
Oh that's really good news, because the transition is quite obvious as I hit 3k. Is there a way I can check which file I currently have, and how much will this update cost? I bought the stage 2 with a Simon tool when it came out
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      09-06-2013, 03:35 PM   #1611
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Oh that's really good news, because the transition is quite obvious as I hit 3k. Is there a way I can check which file I currently have, and how much will this update cost? I bought the stage 2 with a Simon tool when it came out

Sure just email Zak@activeautowerke.com be sure to include your contact info and question.
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      09-10-2013, 11:13 AM   #1612
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Hi Andrew

I just got the Simon tool today and have copied the file and sent over to Rob Hugh, is that OK to send to Rob or do I need to send it over to yourself OR Zak?

I have been in contact with Rob for a while so thought it was better to send to him?

Looking forward to the tuned file!

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Hi Andrew,

Just got my tune last week and extremely happy. If I were to get a secondary cat-delete will I see gains with my existing tune or will I have to get a new file uploaded to exploit the cat-delete?

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BUMP...Was this question answered? I'm going to get a cat delete next week. I'd really really really appreciate it if you can tell me. Thank you!
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BUMP...Was this question answered? I'm going to get a cat delete next week. I'd really really really appreciate it if you can tell me. Thank you!
Here you go.

"If I were to delete the second cats, would I get more gains if AA incorporates this into the tune?"
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You will not need a tune for this as the ecu will make all the changes necessary
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Here you go.

"If I were to delete the second cats, would I get more gains if AA incorporates this into the tune?"
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You will not need a tune for this as the ecu will make all the changes necessary
Thank you dude! and thats great
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I want to get the engine tune with Active software at vac motorsport in philly. Now my is a E90 330xi would the gain be different since i'm awd vs rwd? I was told that the stage 2 AA software can add up to 30hp. Do u have any members that has a 330xi and have the tune done before?

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      09-18-2013, 10:00 AM   #1618
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I want to get the engine tune with Active software at vac motorsport in philly. Now my is a E90 330xi would the gain be different since i'm awd vs rwd? I was told that the stage 2 AA software can add up to 30hp. Do u have any members that has a 330xi and have the tune done before?
Engine gains will be the same but the fact that being awd = more drivetrain loss to the wheels. Your dyno numbers will always be lower than a rear wheel drive car.
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      09-26-2013, 08:42 AM   #1619
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Hey guys,

Iv'e been getting many calls regarding our stage 3 header tunes lately. When a 3 stage manifold is installed many changes are needed mainly to the vanos maps. As you can see the red line is much smoother at the Disa transitions than our regular tune and a large jump in torque and hp are seen.

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Hey guys,

Iv'e been getting many calls regarding our stage 3 header tunes lately. When a 3 stage manifold is installed many changes are needed mainly to the vanos maps. As you can see the red line is much smoother at the Disa transitions than our regular tune and a large jump in torque and hp are seen.

I have a question:

I got the Simon tool, and Tune a few months ago. I have a 328i with the stock intake, but am planning on doing the 3 stage upgrade at some point. Will I need a new map from you guys when I do that?

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I have a question:

I got the Simon tool, and Tune a few months ago. I have a 328i with the stock intake, but am planning on doing the 3 stage upgrade at some point. Will I need a new map from you guys when I do that?

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Hi Clammy hope all is well. Just shoot me an email with all your info and I will have it sent out to you. Afish@activeAutowerke.com
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Hi Clammy hope all is well. Just shoot me an email with all your info and I will have it sent out to you. Afish@activeAutowerke.com
Thanks man! I'm really enjoying your tune I have on the completely stock engine right now, and am really looking forward to doing the 3 stage intake upgrade!

Cheers!
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Thanks man! I'm really enjoying your tune I have on the completely stock engine right now, and am really looking forward to doing the 3 stage intake upgrade!

Cheers!

Its a great upgrade and I highly recommend it.
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      09-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #1624
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I'm looking into getting the active ecu tuning and AFE cold air stage 2 for my 330xi. With both mods is 20-30hp possible?
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I'm looking into getting the active ecu tuning and AFE cold air stage 2 for my 330xi. With both mods is 20-30hp possible?
No.

AFE is waste of $$. Go with Euro or Dinan instead. Also get light weight wheels to reduce unsprung weight. You may want to get free flow exhaust also.
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AFE is waste of $$. Go with Euro or Dinan instead. Also get light weight wheels to reduce unsprung weight. You may want to get free flow exhaust also.
Why is the aFe a waste of money. It is our best selling air intake for n52 . It gives a nice boost increase and a great sound. I would totally recommend it
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Andrew - I got the tune back from Zak about a few weeks back, and by reading what you have mentioned, the 3IM needs a specific tune. But when I asked Zak this, he said that its not needed and anyhow, its not applicable to my N52B25. Please expand on this, because it seems you both are providing contradicting info by my books, with the only difference being N52B25 or N52B30.

Zak later on told me that he doesnt actually have a stage 3 tune for the 2.5L engine?

Also, after the tune + 3IM install, I have the EML P0444 code come up which still has not been resolved yet, though doesnt seem to have effected the drive, but could this be linked to the tune and 3IM?

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Its a great upgrade and I highly recommend it.
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