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      01-09-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Active Autowerke Software 328i BMW

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I am looking to get AA tune for my 07 328. Not sure how long I will keep tis car until F30 335 takes her place. In the meantime I would like to have a little more kick on 328. Active Autowerke website selling for $499, nothing on ebay or forums... Any idea where I could get an used tune cheaper?
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Hmm a used tune, Did you check craigslist or any local pawn shops yet? I know my local NAPA had a few new ones left on sale from black friday.
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nothing on CL, did now had time to check pawnshops. Do you know how much they asking for?
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Hmm a used tune, Did you check craigslist or any local pawn shops yet? I know my local NAPA had a few new ones left on sale from black friday.
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Look at the bms power box. Burger motorsports was always the best tune I've delt with
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http://www.procedetuning.com/328i/OFT/index.html

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according to user experience AA is the best bang for the buck. Anyone had or have it installed ?
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according to user experience AA is the best bang for the buck. Anyone had or have it installed ?
Yes, I have a 2009 E92, had power box for the first 2 years of my car's life, and then the AA tune for second 2 years, there are big differences

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HI everyone
I am looking to get AA tune for my 07 328. Not sure how long I will keep tis car until F30 335 takes her place. In the meantime I would like to have a little more kick on 328. Active Autowerke website selling for $499, nothing on ebay or forums... Any idea where I could get an used tune cheaper?
There's no such thing as a "used" AA tune- it's a flash software update done to your ECU, not a physical component

As far as the power box goes, it's a waste of money and only gives your car a Toyota pedal- don't bother.
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There's no such thing as a "used" AA tune- it's a flash software update done to your ECU, not a physical component

As far as the power box goes, it's a waste of money and only gives your car a Toyota pedal- don't bother.
+1

the AA tune is married to your computer ECU code, meaning that if you even manage to put in on another 328i the car will shut down. And is very pricey to get back to normal. Best way is to get a new tune coded specifically for your car.

Hope this helps.
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There's no such thing as a "used" AA tune- it's a flash software update done to your ECU, not a physical component

As far as the power box goes, it's a waste of money and only gives your car a Toyota pedal- don't bother.
+1

the AA tune is married to your computer ECU code, meaning that if you even manage to put in on another 328i the car will shut down. And is very pricey to get back to normal. Best way is to get a new tune coded specifically for your car.

Hope this helps.
By the way, as someone who had this tune on their prior car (328), I can testify to the real world gains and difference I could feel with only the AA tune. If you get nothing else for your N52, this is the thing to get for performance gains.
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sorry...
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+1 lmao...craigslist or a pawn shop hahaha
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They'll have it for sale on occasion, I got mine around October for $299 directly from them.
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They'll have it for sale on occasion, I got mine around October for $299 directly from them.
^^ this lol i been wanting to do the tune for months now, just waiting for another sale
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I would love to get this for my E92 N51. The main reason I want it is to eliminate the terrible throttle lag!!! In the morning, when my motor is cold, I feel like I have 2 ways to drive: 1) Push the pedal down normally and go dog ass slow... 2)Smash the pedal at least half way and the car wakes up and accelerates with plenty of power, but sometimes it is too much for in city driving (red light to red light).. There is no in-between.

I just want a normal throttle response, no lag

I will get the AA tune if it will fix this.
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I would love to get this for my E92 N51. The main reason I want it is to eliminate the terrible throttle lag!!! In the morning, when my motor is cold, I feel like I have 2 ways to drive: 1) Push the pedal down normally and go dog ass slow... 2)Smash the pedal at least half way and the car wakes up and accelerates with plenty of power, but sometimes it is too much for in city driving (red light to red light).. There is no in-between.

I just want a normal throttle response, no lag

I will get the AA tune if it will fix this.
Yes it will fix this. We delete the throttle lag, so you're car is 100% more responsive.
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      01-22-2014, 12:49 PM   #18
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... Any idea where I could get an used tune cheaper?
well got my laugh in for the day. lol @ used tune
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      01-22-2014, 01:17 PM   #19
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Yes it will fix this. We delete the throttle lag, so you're car is 100% more responsive.
does manual vs. automatic transmission factor into this stock tune "throttle lag" whatsoever? i don't really notice a lag with my manual car.

thinking of doing the AA tune paired with a BMW PE exhaust and calling it a day as everyone knows there are no "real" gains to be had with the N52
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I have the tune on my n51 and absolutely love it. Ive had it for about a year now
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The car has 0 throttle lag if you switch it to manual shifting mode. It's so much more responsive and really feels quick. Drive that way every day now, only use D mode when there's ice.
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MT or Auto?

I don't feel any lag on the MT in my N51. Wondering if the tune helps for an MT i.e. increased torque/HP. Does anybody have dyno info.?

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I would love to get this for my E92 N51. The main reason I want it is to eliminate the terrible throttle lag!!! In the morning, when my motor is cold, I feel like I have 2 ways to drive: 1) Push the pedal down normally and go dog ass slow... 2)Smash the pedal at least half way and the car wakes up and accelerates with plenty of power, but sometimes it is too much for in city driving (red light to red light).. There is no in-between.

I just want a normal throttle response, no lag

I will get the AA tune if it will fix this.
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