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      01-07-2012, 02:34 AM   #1
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eurocharged tune vs pwrbox? 328i

I've got a 2008 328i and im stuck...Not sure whether to go with a real tune (eurocharged) or the power box...

I have the AT so throttle response suckssss, powerbox would seem to work wonders for that (from the reviews i've read atleast)


The eurocharged tune just seems a lot more convienent/better.. I could get the hand held to where i can flash stock tune, or the modified tune on the go, or i could also get a Valet tune etc etc..

Now the tune would also higher red line, remove top speed limiter, and supposedly fix the throttle response lag <-----That is the main thing!!@!@!@ for me!



Anyways, the tune is a lot more money but what would you guys choose if it were you?
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I've got a 2008 328i and im stuck...Not sure whether to go with a real tune (eurocharged) or the power box...

I have the AT so throttle response suckssss, powerbox would seem to work wonders for that (from the reviews i've read atleast)


The eurocharged tune just seems a lot more convienent/better.. I could get the hand held to where i can flash stock tune, or the modified tune on the go, or i could also get a Valet tune etc etc..

Now the tune would also higher red line, remove top speed limiter, and supposedly fix the throttle response lag <-----That is the main thing!!@!@!@ for me!



Anyways, the tune is a lot more money but what would you guys choose if it were you?
Get the tune. PMing you info.
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I've got a 2008 328i and im stuck...Not sure whether to go with a real tune (eurocharged) or the power box...

I have the AT so throttle response suckssss, powerbox would seem to work wonders for that (from the reviews i've read atleast)


The eurocharged tune just seems a lot more convienent/better.. I could get the hand held to where i can flash stock tune, or the modified tune on the go, or i could also get a Valet tune etc etc..

Now the tune would also higher red line, remove top speed limiter, and supposedly fix the throttle response lag <-----That is the main thing!!@!@!@ for me!



Anyways, the tune is a lot more money but what would you guys choose if it were you?
Get the tune. PMing you info.
Thanks hooy!
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get the eurocharged tune, highly recommended!
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with the hand held how exactly does it work and how long does the process of them making you a tune take?
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I'm having the tune installed on Monday in Houston. The owner of the shop says it'll take ~1.5 hr to install and do a before after dyno. Will post a review afterwards.
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I'm having the tune installed on Monday in Houston. The owner of the shop says it'll take ~1.5 hr to install and do a before after dyno. Will post a review afterwards.
Sweet, cant wait to see the results man! Good luck!

edit: which car do you have?
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I have a 2008 328i, like yours.
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I'm talking to both of you guys - trust me, you will love the tune!!!
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I have a 2008 328i, like yours.
Great, then I'll know for sure what I'll be getting haha...hoping to hear from you tomorrow!

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xD

I'm talking to both of you guys - trust me, you will love the tune!!!
tehe..Are you rockin' the EuroCharged sticker? I might have to order me up a side window sticker once i purchase the tune :P.. Hopefully it fits on quarter panel window!
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Great, then I'll know for sure what I'll be getting haha...hoping to hear from you tomorrow!



tehe..Are you rockin' the EuroCharged sticker? I might have to order me up a side window sticker once i purchase the tune :P.. Hopefully it fits on quarter panel window!
I will as soon as I get mine! It's in the mail, apparently. And yeah, they have lots of sizes ranging from less than a foot to 3 or 4 feet wide lol.
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I will as soon as I get mine! It's in the mail, apparently. And yeah, they have lots of sizes ranging from less than a foot to 3 or 4 feet wide lol.
Oh gotcha, then I'm set haha! Definitely will add that to my car

I'm excited!
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oh I need a sticker too! haha, but about the length of the tune upload, I was told it depends if they have your exact oem tune already on file, if so it only takes ten minutes, but if they had to copy your stock file then upload the new one it takes about an hour and a half, which was the case for me.
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I just wish Eurocharged was closer to me! I know I could just get their programmer but that's not exactly the same.
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How does it compare to the AA Tune?
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So once I get it I'll do a review

And I'm curious to the above question as well
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I just wish Eurocharged was closer to me! I know I could just get their programmer but that's not exactly the same.
I don't understand. Why isn't it the same? Are you looking for a custom dyno tune to your mods?
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I have never thought that tunes that are just like hey you have this engine and this is what you get are the absolute option.

Reason being is that I had three friends that had the same car as me. An evo IX, my car took more timing, more boost, and leaner AFR than the others. I would go out and tune back to back to. So yes I believe that tuning a car on a dyno would be the best. Each and every car and engine handles things differently.
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Thanks for explaining.
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I have never thought that tunes that are just like hey you have this engine and this is what you get are the absolute option.

Reason being is that I had three friends that had the same car as me. An evo IX, my car took more timing, more boost, and leaner AFR than the others. I would go out and tune back to back to. So yes I believe that tuning a car on a dyno would be the best. Each and every car and engine handles things differently.
True, but the N52 is very limited. I wouldn't worry. I've personally seen two 330's tuned by EC in the past month and the results are very much there
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How does it compare to the AA Tune?
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I will as soon as I get mine! It's in the mail, apparently. And yeah, they have lots of sizes ranging from less than a foot to 3 or 4 feet wide lol.
that we do and I do have a care package on the way to you. We were waiting on our shirt guy and should have them in this week.

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Great, then I'll know for sure what I'll be getting haha...hoping to hear from you tomorrow!

tehe..Are you rockin' the EuroCharged sticker? I might have to order me up a side window sticker once i purchase the tune :P.. Hopefully it fits on quarter panel window!
We can make any size you want! Do the windshield ricky-bobby style!


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I'm having the tune installed on Monday in Houston. The owner of the shop says it'll take ~1.5 hr to install and do a before after dyno. Will post a review afterwards.
sweetness! Ya, the first read is what takes so long, then its a quick and painless process!

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How does it compare to the AA Tune?
we go head to head with all the vendors all the time and AA is not an exception. We feel very confident that you will be EXTREMELY pleased with the software and even offer a money back guarentee.

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Update: I ordered the tune + my genius
So once I get it I'll do a review

And I'm curious to the above question as well
coolio!

Also for you houston folks, we are planning on flying seth and jake down from chi for a drag day and meet. We are looking at possibly friday Feb 17th for the track, and a big meet/dyno day/tuning and party on the 18th!

Thoughts?
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