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      01-03-2009, 01:16 PM   #23
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thats why i said "could". nothing's for sure with this chip unless someone who's installed it told us what it actually does, if it does anything at all
I know, I was just expanding on how ridiculous this is. Anyway, since it's low risk of damage, and it's now selling for $150 below list price, the OP can't go wrong!
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      01-03-2009, 01:32 PM   #24
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I know, I was just expanding on how ridiculous this is. Anyway, since it's low risk of damage, and it's now selling for $150 below list price, the OP can't go wrong!
I wonder how many people actually buy this thing. They do, after all, have a chip for each and every car make and model. Even for 2011 cars. The console with the turn dial is identical for all of them and the hp and mgp claims are the same. I can't believe a scam like this is legal.
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im just curious, but OP, how did you stumble across their website in the first place? lol
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      01-03-2009, 01:55 PM   #26
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just stay away from this "chip" man. it took me a whole year to buy this juicebox. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.
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im just curious, but OP, how did you stumble across their website in the first place? lol
I've been searching for mods on my 328i for a while. I was hoping there would be some sort of inexpensive chip. So I stumbled upon this one on google.

Dinan only offers an intake and exaust which only add 13 bhp. For about 3k which is definitely not worth it.
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      01-03-2009, 04:41 PM   #28
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Just remember... You get what you pay for!
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      01-03-2009, 05:13 PM   #29
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lol watch it work and make you all look stupid, but seriously i doubt it will work
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      01-03-2009, 05:19 PM   #30
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Just remember... You get what you pay for!
+1, but even if this 'chip' costs $500 it's still worthless!
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i searched google ---> "328i chip"
and found this one. check it out.
http://www.chipstalkers.com/0,3006,1...i-chip,00.html



look at picture listed// *not actual item.
love it.
just be careful of the performance items you buy.
and whoever does test these out, post with results.

note: kindy want a knob to turn it to the MAX.
"turn that CHIT UP".
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lol watch it work and make you all look stupid, but seriously i doubt it will work
This is exactly what makes me wanna try it.
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We had a similar discussion in a Honda forum awhile back. There was a "chip" being sold on ebay that is basically a resistor that tricks the temperature sensor. People had all kinds of bad experiences with it.

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lol watch it work and make you all look stupid, but seriously i doubt it will work
but you see if it did work, practically everyone would have it and we wouldnt be here discussing its validity.

but yea this can go either one of two ways, the OP installs it and it works as claimed, or he installs it, nothing happens, and he loses $60, and maybe his warranty.

anyone wanna place bets?
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someone want to volunteer to test it on a loaner car?..=P
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someone want to volunteer to test it on a loaner car?..=P
I actually have a 09 LCI e90 328i Loaner at the moment lol
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That chip is almost as ridiculous as this one:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts...ht_3013wt_1062
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I actually have a 09 LCI e90 328i Loaner at the moment lol
Beta testing!!!!!
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I've been searching for mods on my 328i for a while. I was hoping there would be some sort of inexpensive chip. So I stumbled upon this one on google.

Dinan only offers an intake and exaust which only add 13 bhp. For about 3k which is definitely not worth it.
The reality is there is not much you can do in this day and age to pump up HP on a naturally aspirated engine. Increasing airflow, fuel and decreasing exhaust backpressure is one and that is the purpose of the Dinan mods. True HP increases today are through increasing displacement and forced induction (turbo or supercharging). Thus the 335i.

Thanks, Mike.
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If you willing to wait, it looks like Dinan will have a chip for N52 engines (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197849).

I don't know if this is still true, but many years ago when I wrote an article on chips, cars didn't have to meet strict emissions requirements at full throttle. Therefore, chip makers could get more power out of the engine.

I think they can also get more power across the entire rev band by moving the performance/fuel consumption balance more towards performance. Most enthusiasts are willing to consume more fuel to get more power. BMW designs most of their cars, especially their lower end cars, to please a wide range of people, including those that pay $5+ for gas. I'm sure their engineers could get more power out of the engines if they were asked to increase performance and not worry about fuel consumption.

Therefore, I think Dinan and other tuners will be able to get more power out of the N52 engine by using these and other methods.
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you should get 2 so you have twice as much power!!!

these are a POS. dont even waste $5 on one.
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That chip is almost as ridiculous as this one:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts...ht_3013wt_1062
Ha! What's astounding is the number of satisfied customers. Only like 1 in 30 buyers seemed to complain of the chip not working in the feedback they posted.
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The reality is there is not much you can do in this day and age to pump up HP on a naturally aspirated engine. Increasing airflow, fuel and decreasing exhaust backpressure is one and that is the purpose of the Dinan mods. True HP increases today are through increasing displacement and forced induction (turbo or supercharging). Thus the 335i.

Thanks, Mike.
Whoa! Michael Schott -- are you the same moderator as on the TZ/IWC forum? The other forum I have been perusing the last few days. Thought the name looked familiar. Coincidence?
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