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      05-01-2008, 05:13 AM   #1
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Chicago area shop for s1 package install

Im looking to have a dinan s1 package installed for my 325 i wanted to know what shops you guys would recommend in the Chicago area.

thanks in advance
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      05-01-2008, 06:41 AM   #2
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Im looking to have a dinan s1 package installed for my 325 i wanted to know what shops you guys would recommend in the Chicago area.

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According to their website:

Patrick BMW
700 East Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Karl Knauz BMW
407 Skokie Valley Highway
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Fall Line Motorsports
1801 Holste Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Laurel BMW
430 East Ogden Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
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FWIW, I've had good experience with Knauz. I've heard that Fall Line is fantastic but pricey, and heard nothing but crap about Laurel's service department. Not sure about Patrick.

My Dinan excursions will be either Knauz or Fall Line, but it'll be a while still I think.
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What performance benefits do you get with a Dinan S1 setup on a 325?
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http://www.dinancars.com/store/Signa...p-1-c-495.html

hm. intake, exhaust, throttle body, strut brace, springs & shocks. Is there really no software?

I've heard nothing but glowing reviews of Dinan suspension systems. I'm definitely considering the S2 suspension setup for my 335 -- I don't know anything about tuning a suspension setup, and I trust Steve Dinan to tell me what I want more than J. random performance shop.
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I just had my Dinan Exhaust and Dinan Tune at Patrick BMW. The guy Dinan Guy Kurt hooks it up to any one that goes there! Patrick BMW does an amazing job for just about anything!
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That's where I heard of Patrick lately -- the "Kurt said it was $1600" discount on the Dinan flash
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What performance benefits do you get with a Dinan S1 setup on a 325?
only like 15 hp i mainly want to spice up my daily driver.

yeah and ive read about the shops listed on their website, i was wondering who normally would do an install for u guys private shops.

Laurel is right by my house and ive had them work on my car before they are a good dealership and offer dinan brochures at the parts counter although im mainly looking for a good private shop and trying to save a little on labor rates if i get good recommendations on a particular shop.

Bad thing is it will prolly cost me 2k or something to have it installed at laurel even if i bring the parts, dinan says it will take about 15 hrs to do the whole package.
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I just had my Dinan Exhaust and Dinan Tune at Patrick BMW. The guy Dinan Guy Kurt hooks it up to any one that goes there! Patrick BMW does an amazing job for just about anything!
i cant find their shop hours anywhere on the website, how much did they charge?
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im mainly looking for a good private shop and trying to save a little on labor rates if i get good recommendations on a particular shop.
Ha! All the decent shops I've found around here so far charge as much as or more than (!) the dealership. This is expensive car country, that's for sure.
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Just call Kurt at Patrick BMW and talk to him... all I can say, is that he HOOKED me up big time! He even let me in the back to see the exhaust being worked on! Super Nice Guy! BTW, he ordered the Dinan Stage 2(or 3) for me! Hopefully, I'll be one of the first to get it tuned in the Chicagoland area!
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Just call Kurt at Patrick BMW and talk to him... all I can say, is that he HOOKED me up big time! He even let me in the back to see the exhaust being worked on! Super Nice Guy! BTW, he ordered the Dinan Stage 2(or 3) for me! Hopefully, I'll be one of the first to get it tuned in the Chicagoland area!
ill definitely give him a call this month, ill mention he was recommended by this board.

thanks for the advice
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