E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > USA - NY / NJ / CT / PA > FMIC Choices, please help



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-29-2011, 10:09 AM   #23
Alex@H
Colonel
United_States
63
Rep
2,222
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to Alex@H
Quote:
Originally Posted by skim7x View Post
LOL hey, don't get Alex too riled up... they still have to do my install on Monday...
huh?? Monday? Nope we are all booked, I just dont have room for any anti-helix intercooler installs
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 10:10 AM   #24
LeMans335xiE90
+7,033 posts ;)
LeMans335xiE90's Avatar
408
Rep
40,235
Posts

 
Drives: 09 E90 LCI LeMans
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nu Jersey

iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex@Helix View Post
huh?? Monday? Nope we are all booked, I just dont have room for any anti-helix intercooler installs
this........ was NOT my fault!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 10:33 AM   #25
Sejzilla
Major
Sejzilla's Avatar
South Korea
15
Rep
1,432
Posts

 
Drives: AW 14 M5 ZCP
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: BAYSIDE NY

iTrader: (6)

im in bayside so 5 minutes away from you....why dont you upgrade your ecu first though? i think its the biggest upgrade you can do to our car and you can move the maps as you install the bolt-ons?

and definitely goto matt@cambertoe for any installs he will take care of you
__________________
AW 2014 M5 ZCP | SG 2013 GL550
AW 2009 M3 (sold) | AW 2011 535xi (sold) | AW 2011 M3 6MT (sold) | OB 2009 GT-R (sold) | AW 2008 335i 6Speed (sold)
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 11:57 AM   #26
tantrumspeed
Private
tantrumspeed's Avatar
0
Rep
95
Posts

 
Drives: 07 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Flushing, NY

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sejzilla View Post
im in bayside so 5 minutes away from you....why dont you upgrade your ecu first though? i think its the biggest upgrade you can do to our car and you can move the maps as you install the bolt-ons?

and definitely goto matt@cambertoe for any installs he will take care of you
My theory was to get all the bolt on's out of the way first and then upgrade the ECU to put it all together... I've always built jap vehicles and that was the method I used prior to my bmw and it seemed to work so I guess I'm using the same philosophy... I wanted to address all the bolt on parts and cooling issues and then upgrade the ECU to I guess mash everything together... I've heard that the ECU makes sick gains but I also kind of wanted to feel the power of every single part I put on first...
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 12:09 PM   #27
Alpine Whiteboy
Jerry's Fault...
Alpine Whiteboy's Avatar
117
Rep
9,259
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 535xi M-Sport SGM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Queens, N.Y.

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tantrumspeed View Post
My theory was to get all the bolt on's out of the way first and then upgrade the ECU to put it all together... I've always built jap vehicles and that was the method I used prior to my bmw and it seemed to work so I guess I'm using the same philosophy... I wanted to address all the bolt on parts and cooling issues and then upgrade the ECU to I guess mash everything together... I've heard that the ECU makes sick gains but I also kind of wanted to feel the power of every single part I put on first...
You can do it this way if you want, but in my opinion you won't feel much gains from your mods without a tune FIRST.

BUT! the longer it takes u to finally buy a tune (I suggest u research them all and not just ask which is better etc. Because all that does is start a war), the more advanced tunes will be from today. Hell, COBB may have a stage II by the time your ready and that will = WIN!

Whatever you do just research, of course we are here to help as well, but we are not u, in the end it's your decision.

Good luck with the mods!
__________________
Boopie*Motorwerks

Martino*Auto*Concepts
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 12:41 PM   #28
TiAg335i
Trance Life
TiAg335i's Avatar
United_States
112
Rep
4,711
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (4)

Yeah, I'm still deciding if I should take care of cooling issues first ( don't have oil cooler or upgraded FMIC) or just buy a tune, THEN get an intercooler....

I could probably afford a JB4+intercooler right now, but kind of want the sophistication of procede or Cobb, but then wouldn't be able to afford an intercooler for a while after that, and i dont wana overheat this summer......decisions, decisions.....
__________________
Vanguard V2 Exhaust//Vishnu DCI//ACM Angel Eyes
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 12:45 PM   #29
tantrumspeed
Private
tantrumspeed's Avatar
0
Rep
95
Posts

 
Drives: 07 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Flushing, NY

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alpine Whiteboy View Post
You can do it this way if you want, but in my opinion you won't feel much gains from your mods without a tune FIRST.

BUT! the longer it takes u to finally buy a tune (I suggest u research them all and not just ask which is better etc. Because all that does is start a war), the more advanced tunes will be from today. Hell, COBB may have a stage II by the time your ready and that will = WIN!

Whatever you do just research, of course we are here to help as well, but we are not u, in the end it's your decision.

Good luck with the mods!
thank you so much... the funny part is, that was my next question because there are so many choices and I'm having a hard time deciding too in which ECU upgrade to get... but I guess I shouldn't ask... thanks so much once again for the inputs, been really helpful...

my overall mods list would consist of my exhaust system, down pipes, active autowerke bov w/ charge pipe, helix fmic, ecu upgrade and possibly a turbo upgrade, any other suggestions on power mods? thanks guys...
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 12:52 PM   #30
Alpine Whiteboy
Jerry's Fault...
Alpine Whiteboy's Avatar
117
Rep
9,259
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 535xi M-Sport SGM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Queens, N.Y.

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tantrumspeed View Post
thank you so much... the funny part is, that was my next question because there are so many choices and I'm having a hard time deciding too in which ECU upgrade to get... but I guess I shouldn't ask... thanks so much once again for the inputs, been really helpful...

my overall mods list would consist of my exhaust system, down pipes, active autowerke bov w/ charge pipe, helix fmic, ecu upgrade and possibly a turbo upgrade, any other suggestions on power mods? thanks guys...
No problem. Your gonna want an OCC (Oil Catch Can) for that new FMIC. they aren't expensive, usually in the $200 range but WELL worth it. An oil cooler as well (sorry I forget if u mentioned whether or not u had a stock one already) and of course an intake

If your going the upgraded turbos route then meth is always nice to have
__________________
Boopie*Motorwerks

Martino*Auto*Concepts
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:09 PM   #31
D335NUTZ
The Blue Beast
D335NUTZ's Avatar
China
66
Rep
5,673
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 335xi in Montego Blue
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Queens, New York

iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to D335NUTZ
I need an oil cooler so bad. My car over heated the other day and went to limp mode on the LIE
__________________

Cobb AP Stage 2+ | BMS DCI | UR Catless DP | UR Chargepipe | Tial BV 50mm | BSH OCC | ETS FMIC | Eisenmann Race Exhaust | KWv1 Coilovers | Volk TE37 TC Kline Ed.
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:21 PM   #32
Alpine Whiteboy
Jerry's Fault...
Alpine Whiteboy's Avatar
117
Rep
9,259
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 535xi M-Sport SGM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Queens, N.Y.

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilazn View Post
I need an oil cooler so bad. My car over heated the other day and went to limp mode on the LIE
U don't have a stock one?

All this shit u do to your car and no oil cooler????!!??
__________________
Boopie*Motorwerks

Martino*Auto*Concepts
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:24 PM   #33
TiAg335i
Trance Life
TiAg335i's Avatar
United_States
112
Rep
4,711
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilazn View Post
I need an oil cooler so bad. My car over heated the other day and went to limp mode on the LIE
Wow..this is what I'm worried about. I don't have an oil cooler either....and I don't even have an FMIC..were you driving hard when this happened?
__________________
Vanguard V2 Exhaust//Vishnu DCI//ACM Angel Eyes
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:27 PM   #34
D335NUTZ
The Blue Beast
D335NUTZ's Avatar
China
66
Rep
5,673
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 335xi in Montego Blue
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Queens, New York

iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to D335NUTZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alpine Whiteboy View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilazn View Post
I need an oil cooler so bad. My car over heated the other day and went to limp mode on the LIE
U don't have a stock one?

All this shit u do to your car and no oil cooler????!!??
Nope lol. Mine has no oil cooler at all. I need to get the AR Oil Cooler retrofitted on AR Camber-Toe soon before it starts getting really warm.

Usually after a few hard pulls the oil temps at 250... It kinda sucks lol.
__________________

Cobb AP Stage 2+ | BMS DCI | UR Catless DP | UR Chargepipe | Tial BV 50mm | BSH OCC | ETS FMIC | Eisenmann Race Exhaust | KWv1 Coilovers | Volk TE37 TC Kline Ed.
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:35 PM   #35
Bobby_LeMans
Banned
126
Rep
11,639
Posts

 
Drives: your mom wild!
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 5towns

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TiAg335i View Post
Wow..this is what I'm worried about. I don't have an oil cooler either....and I don't even have an FMIC..were you driving hard when this happened?
no FMIC?
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:38 PM   #36
D335NUTZ
The Blue Beast
D335NUTZ's Avatar
China
66
Rep
5,673
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 335xi in Montego Blue
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Queens, New York

iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to D335NUTZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by TiAg335i View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilazn View Post
I need an oil cooler so bad. My car over heated the other day and went to limp mode on the LIE
Wow..this is what I'm worried about. I don't have an oil cooler either....and I don't even have an FMIC..were you driving hard when this happened?
Yep I drive hard an having full boltons with Map 2 on jb4 doesnt help one bit lol.
__________________

Cobb AP Stage 2+ | BMS DCI | UR Catless DP | UR Chargepipe | Tial BV 50mm | BSH OCC | ETS FMIC | Eisenmann Race Exhaust | KWv1 Coilovers | Volk TE37 TC Kline Ed.
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:40 PM   #37
Alpine Whiteboy
Jerry's Fault...
Alpine Whiteboy's Avatar
117
Rep
9,259
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 535xi M-Sport SGM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Queens, N.Y.

iTrader: (1)

Limp mode @ 250????? I've hit 250 and I've been fine...

TiAg I wouldn't be worried unless u drive your car hard everywhere. But better safe then sorry.

I have no upgraded FMIC and no oil cooler at all and all last summer I was fine..
__________________
Boopie*Motorwerks

Martino*Auto*Concepts
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:43 PM   #38
TiAg335i
Trance Life
TiAg335i's Avatar
United_States
112
Rep
4,711
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alpine Whiteboy View Post
Limp mode @ 250????? I've hit 250 and I've been fine...

TiAg I wouldn't be worried unless u drive your car hard everywhere. But better safe then sorry.

I have no upgraded FMIC and no oil cooler at all and all last summer I was fine..
I hit 250 all the time and no limp mode. If I push it on a warm day I'll hit 265 and no limp mode....but I'm not tuned.

Were you tuned last summer?

Bobby - I meant I didn't have an upgraded FMIC. I have the stock one.
__________________
Vanguard V2 Exhaust//Vishnu DCI//ACM Angel Eyes
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #39
TiAg335i
Trance Life
TiAg335i's Avatar
United_States
112
Rep
4,711
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (4)

I had the JB+ and had limp mode a couple of times but I wasn't even driving the car when the light came on. I just turned it on after a cold start and the limp mode light comes on
__________________
Vanguard V2 Exhaust//Vishnu DCI//ACM Angel Eyes
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:48 PM   #40
Bobby_LeMans
Banned
126
Rep
11,639
Posts

 
Drives: your mom wild!
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 5towns

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilazn View Post
Yep I drive hard an having full boltons with Map 2 on jb4 doesnt help one bit lol.
is ur car used? 2nd owner?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alpine Whiteboy View Post
Limp mode @ 250????? I've hit 250 and I've been fine...

TiAg I wouldn't be worried unless u drive your car hard everywhere. But better safe then sorry.

I have no upgraded FMIC and no oil cooler at all and all last summer I was fine..
knock on wood...my car is fine...u guys must really abuse the ish on these cars...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TiAg335i View Post
I hit 250 all the time and no limp mode. If I push it on a warm day I'll hit 265 and no limp mode....but I'm not tuned.

Were you tuned last summer?

Bobby - I meant I didn't have an upgraded FMIC. I have the stock one.
got you..
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:54 PM   #41
Alpine Whiteboy
Jerry's Fault...
Alpine Whiteboy's Avatar
117
Rep
9,259
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 535xi M-Sport SGM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Queens, N.Y.

iTrader: (1)

TiAg yes I was tuned JB3/intake Map 5.

Bobby I Dont abuse my car, it normally runs 240, it'll hit 250 if I do a couple strong pulls. I RARELY WOT, 3/4 peddal is plenty fast...
__________________
Boopie*Motorwerks

Martino*Auto*Concepts
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:56 PM   #42
Bobby_LeMans
Banned
126
Rep
11,639
Posts

 
Drives: your mom wild!
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 5towns

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alpine Whiteboy View Post
TiAg yes I was tuned JB3/intake Map 5.

Bobby I Dont abuse my car, it normally runs 240, it'll hit 250 if I do a couple strong pulls. I RARELY WOT, 3/4 peddal is plenty fast...
na not you...i meant the comment u made towards will...
I know u baby that ish...lolz
Appreciate 0
      03-29-2011, 01:59 PM   #43
D335NUTZ
The Blue Beast
D335NUTZ's Avatar
China
66
Rep
5,673
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 335xi in Montego Blue
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Queens, New York

iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to D335NUTZ
Im the second owner. To be fair I've only hit limp mode twice. First time it was weird. I hit a big pothole and it went limp mode. Second time was really my fault lol. I was fucking with every ricer I found on the LIE as I was coming home.
__________________

Cobb AP Stage 2+ | BMS DCI | UR Catless DP | UR Chargepipe | Tial BV 50mm | BSH OCC | ETS FMIC | Eisenmann Race Exhaust | KWv1 Coilovers | Volk TE37 TC Kline Ed.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST