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      03-02-2010, 07:21 PM   #177
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The Bluefin unit plugs in at the OBD port (below your boot release button) from there a straight connection to the ECU. You cannot change settings on the move, but can set a map for example, a track day, or more mild for long distance driving. For me it doesn't make sense why you want it anything other than "as powerful as possible!!" Thats why a remap does the trick for me!
Just had Bluefin installed in my 320d.Happy with the results, car runs smoother and feels really strong. Torque is now peaking at 453Nm at 2800rpm. Power peaks at 152Kw at 3500 rpm and stays flat to nearly 4000rpm (diesel drivers will know that this is where we need the power the most before the rev limiter kicks in).
I took the car to a reputable tuner Steve Auto to varify the numbers on their dyno - see attached (note the unit was not installed by Steve Auto nor tuning done by them I just used their dyno)
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      03-03-2010, 10:29 AM   #178
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Those are really good figures from the Bluefin!! What year model is your 320d and how many miles does the motor have?
With the normal Superchips in my car I'm getting 143kW and 430Nm. I must say my car still gives me a thrill every time the boost kicks in!!
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      03-03-2010, 01:55 PM   #179
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Those are really good figures from the Bluefin!! What year model is your 320d and how many miles does the motor have?
With the normal Superchips in my car I'm getting 143kW and 430Nm. I must say my car still gives me a thrill every time the boost kicks in!!
I had my car since new - its a 2005 model already done 188,500 km
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      03-03-2010, 02:28 PM   #180
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whoa.. thats alotta km's for 5 years
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      03-04-2010, 07:56 AM   #181
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Hey Revo, long time no speak! Are you keeping well? I finally put those 18's on my car, looking sweet! Now just need to spray my sport bumpers and fit! You were still gonna find out about the rear Carbon Roundel, any luck?

@ Dumit, dang, that alot of kilos to still get that power out!
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      03-08-2010, 03:12 AM   #182
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it is nice and high!
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      03-19-2010, 03:50 PM   #183
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I had my car since new - its a 2005 model already done 188,500 km
that's alot, mine is currently ~94000 miles = ~150000 kms
picked it up on March 2006
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      03-25-2010, 04:18 PM   #184
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Hey all,
does anyone have connections to the media/press in South Africa?
i have a story here that i think it's necessary to address to the press regarding an incident that occured at OR Tambo with G4S sercurity personnels this week

TIA
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      04-06-2010, 09:04 AM   #185
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Hi All

Been checking the forum out for a while and registered today I drive an E90 325i and I'm busy planning a few mods. I'll post later once I've started, with before and after pics.
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      04-06-2010, 10:35 AM   #186
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Welcome Spidey! Looking forward to your posts!
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      05-07-2010, 02:06 AM   #187
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Just had Bluefin installed in my 320d.Happy with the results, car runs smoother and feels really strong. Torque is now peaking at 453Nm at 2800rpm. Power peaks at 152Kw at 3500 rpm and stays flat to nearly 4000rpm (diesel drivers will know that this is where we need the power the most before the rev limiter kicks in).
I took the car to a reputable tuner Steve Auto to varify the numbers on their dyno - see attached (note the unit was not installed by Steve Auto nor tuning done by them I just used their dyno)
Hey dumit, those are some good figures.

Questions:
How much was ur bluefin?
Where did u get it from?
How much was the Dyno Run at SAC's?
I assume the kW reading is on the wheels? So the flywheel would be much higher?

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      05-13-2010, 01:08 AM   #188
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hello from Edenvale
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      05-17-2010, 02:32 AM   #189
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Welcome BMW Dre!!
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      06-09-2010, 01:02 PM   #190
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Howzit!

Anyone need any OEM Factory spares and or accessories, let me know. Ex Durbs boy here now living in the US and work for a company that specializes in locating, sourcing and shipping German (BMW) spare parts worldwide at wholesale costs.

PM or email me

P.S. I heard recently that Roy Hesketh in PMB was open again???? Rumor or true?
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      06-09-2010, 11:59 PM   #191
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Howzit!

Anyone need any OEM Factory spares and or accessories, let me know. Ex Durbs boy here now living in the US and work for a company that specializes in locating, sourcing and shipping German (BMW) spare parts worldwide at wholesale costs.

PM or email me

P.S. I heard recently that Roy Hesketh in PMB was open again???? Rumor or true?
Good to know we got a contact on the other side. Parts here are just crazy expensive and sometime it's actually cheaper to import! Will definitely call on you if I need anything!

Cheers!
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      06-10-2010, 12:09 AM   #192
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Howzit bru, welcome to the forum! Thanks for the headsup. Will keep it in mind. You guys got a website?
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      06-10-2010, 04:42 PM   #193
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We don't have a website because we don't actually deal in the "retail" side of things.

Our actual business is in the commercial sector brokering container(s) size shipments of Mercedes, BMW, Audi & Porsche parts to mostly Asia from the US Dealers. We deal with importers in Asia that then distribute throughout China Singapore, and Vietnam.

This is just a side venture of mine to help out the little guy

Shoot me an email at eric@globalpartstrade.com if you interested

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      06-14-2010, 12:40 AM   #194
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Just anouncing that I am the proud owner of the JB+ from Burger Motorsports.

All I can say is WOW! Any 35i owners out there not running something like this or above are doing themselves an injustice!

All I can say is that for R2300 shipped to my post box it's about the best value I can think of in terms of upgrades! It took about 15 mins to install because I couldn't work my big hands in and around the intake plumbing. Once you get the hang of it though it can litterally take less than 2 minutes to install / uninstall!

I'm in love!
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      06-28-2010, 03:34 AM   #195
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hey all ,

Durban , SA
Only recently joined ... good to see South Africans online !!!
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      06-28-2010, 05:49 AM   #196
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      06-28-2010, 05:52 AM   #197
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Great to here, looking for a Black boot spoiler for the 2006 model E90. Can you help
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      06-28-2010, 03:35 PM   #198
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What style black boot spoiler you looking for? Revo Performance has some great products. Pity you up in Joburg as he is down here in cape town. But let us know what you looking for and we can try to assist.
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