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      01-17-2008, 09:12 PM   #45
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That's certainly an interesting point of view. I've routinely heard and seen evidence of the opposite with respect to buying a modified used car. Even one with a Dinan badge on the back.

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You are wrong in Dinan's case. I honestly just read in an article in Roundel that Dinan aftermarket mods/parts add to the resale value of a BMW.

Yes, this does not hold true for a large majority of other manufacturers and after market tuner companies, but Dinan is well known and respected in the BMW community.

EDIT: Sorry, it was not Roundel. It was "Bimmer" magazine Feb 2008. Page 20.

Quote: "A Dinan Modified car is one of the few non-stock models that's actually worth more than a stock BMW, not less."

Do you get that magazine Shiv?

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Yeah u can sell it....Can't you like say sell it to a person that has the same car? Just take the Ecu from one car and swap it out from another...Can this work??? I mean the ECu is the only thing flashed and if its coming from a 335 it should work on another 335i no???
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I would love to buy Dinan, just can't swallow the mark up.
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I would love to buy Dinan, just can't swallow the mark up.
It was tough one but no limp or hassle at the dealer made it worth it.

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You are wrong in Dinan's case. I honestly just read in an article in Roundel that Dinan aftermarket mods/parts add to the resale value of a BMW.

Yes, this does not hold true for a large majority of other manufacturers and after market tuner companies, but Dinan is well known and respected in the BMW community.

EDIT: Sorry, it was not Roundel. It was "Bimmer" magazine. Page 20.

Quote: "A Dinan Modified car is one of the few non-stock models that's actually worth more than a stock BMW, not less."

Do you get that magazine Shiv?
Yeah…I’ve heard that Bimmer magazine is the new “bible” for used car values. I’d like to hear the conversation with someone trading in their Dinan modified car at a dealership.
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Yeah…I’ve heard that Bimmer magazine is the new “bible” for used car values. I’d like to hear the conversation with someone trading in their Dinan modified car at a dealership.
Yes, and Shiv is a superb source for UNBIASED opinions on anything Dinan.

Look in the back of any Roundel. People proudly list thier Dinan mods and get premium for it.
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I would love to buy Dinan, just can't swallow the mark up.
But what about the prestige….come on Magna, do it, you’ll be the envy of your neighborhood!
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Hey guys and gals,

I wanted to see if let's say I get the dinan flash and one year down the road when I have to retirn my car can the dinan flash be reversed so the car is back to stock and then I can sale the flash??? With procede etc you have a module you can take off and sale... Can something of the sort be done with the dinan flash? Also, if I sale the flash at a later time, does the dinan warranty transfer to the buyer? Based on these answers I will make my appointment at the local dealer to have the flash done.

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Yes.. You can get new OEM ECU to replace your car, once you return back to Dealership. Dealership does not know anything. unless you tell them..

OEM ECU = 3000 to 4000K
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does anyone know what i have to do if i get a dinan flash and my car is a lease. my bmw dealer is not a dinan dealer, so would i need to bring it to dinan to have it reflashed to stock before giving the car back? is this even possible from dinan, i dont want my lease to be voided from the flash?
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This is still one of the unanswered questions which nobody can seem to get BMWNA or dealers to clarify. A LOT of people are waiting on this answer.
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