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      05-22-2013, 11:40 PM   #1453
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niice fedex was delayed for me today so I'm hoping to get it all together by tomorrow how long did the whole process take you? (ecu reading, sending files, receiving files, reflash ecu)
Reading the stock map took about an hour last night. E-mailed it to AA this morning, and had it back a couple hours later. Writing the new map tonight took maybe 20 minutes. I'm VERY happy with the tune.
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      05-23-2013, 12:03 AM   #1454
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Reading the stock map took about an hour last night. E-mailed it to AA this morning, and had it back a couple hours later. Writing the new map tonight took maybe 20 minutes. I'm VERY happy with the tune.
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Do you think getting an external battery charger/maintainer is necessary?
Getting the tool tomorrow! Can't wait to get everything taken care of.
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      05-23-2013, 12:12 AM   #1456
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Do you think getting an external battery charger/maintainer is necessary?
Getting the tool tomorrow! Can't wait to get everything taken care of.
I always suggest it with a battery over 3 years old or one that has had a bad history (Been drained before, doesnt hold a long charge etc).

If you do decide to go without a charger please drive the car for a good amount of time before writing the files to ensure a charged battery.


DO NOT READ AND WRITE BACK TO BACK WITHOUT A CHARGER!
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Got my tune installed tonight and went for a quick spin, and all I can say is WOW!!!

All these guys who've stated they can't really feel a difference are crazy! I almost wonder if they screwed up and just re-installed the stock map because it's like night and day!

The car pulls all the way to redline, has no dips in power at various RPMs, and just feels smoother and faster even though it doesn't have THAT much more power.

I'm in love with my car all over again! Thanks AA!!!
Great to hear that and my Simon Tool is on the way, hopefully it could be the same performance in my 323i Euro spec.
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Reading the stock map took about an hour last night. E-mailed it to AA this morning, and had it back a couple hours later. Writing the new map tonight took maybe 20 minutes. I'm VERY happy with the tune.
I believe i read in different places that i should clear any adaptations for my car before i reflash it with the tune (or does clearing the adaptations before or after the uploading of the tune really matter). do you know how to go about doing this?
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I believe i read in different places that i should clear any adaptations for my car before i reflash it with the tune (or does clearing the adaptations before or after the uploading of the tune really matter). do you know how to go about doing this?
No clue how to clear adaptations, but my car is behaving great without having done it prior to installing the new map. And it's supposed to take a couple hundred miles to fully adjust. Should be even more fun once it's all settled!
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Clearing adaptions requires a tool such as a autologic scan tool. Its not really required as the ecu usually clears adaptions over a few hundred miles anyway.

If you have any more questions shoot them my way
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Just a friendly reminder,
today is the LAST DAY of the Bimmerfest West Sale!

If you were waiting for that Friday paycheck, today is the day to save.
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Friday paycheck, how'd you know!??


Placed mine as well, can't wait!!!
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Placed mine as well, can't wait!!!
haha this reminds me of Metric's lyric "buy this car to drive to work, drive to work to pay for this car..."
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Ordered - thanks for your time and help Andrew! Looking forward to it.
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Got mine flashed today. So far so good, not a crazy difference by any stretch of the imagination though. Only driven it about 50 miles, so we'll see if it will adapt more over the coming days.

Apart from AA sending me a bad file accidentally (sh*t happens) which made my car not start, everything went incredibly smooth. Zak and Andrew answer emails extremely quick, and they get the tuned file back to you fast.

Definitely recommended. Thanks AA!
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Placed mine as well, can't wait!!!
haha this reminds me of Metric's lyric "buy this car to drive to work, drive to work to pay for this car..."
Haha prettymuch my life right now... Also ordered this afternoon, thanks Andrew! You're a hard man to get ahold of haha
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Doh, finally received it, read my ECU and just emailed it to Zak at AA. Damned holiday weekend though, I have to wait two more days!
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Got the Simon this morning then setup MyGenius in my computer and have it updated. Read the file immediately and it takes about 60min.

Downloaded the file and just sent you the ECU read file, all done within 3 hrs.

Now, the next step, wait for the tune file and upload to my car.

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Hey Andrew,

Got the Simon this morning then setup MyGenius in my computer and have it updated. Read the file immediately and it takes about 60min.

Downloaded the file and just sent you the ECU read file, all done within 3 hrs.

Now, the next step, wait for the tune file and upload to my car.

Thanks

Working on it now.
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Andrew, you guys rock @ AA. Real fast on responding like swift.

I have the AA Tuned software received in about 30mins ago from Zak. Uploaded to Simon immediately and writing the new map into my car right the way, it is much shorter than mentioned, only took about 10 mins flashed which following the steps from Simon provided. Then start the car and tested drive for a very short distant, about 1KM because it's midnight in Hong Kong. Will have a longer driving test by tomorrow morning for work, about 60KM in total. Hopefully I will not encounter any problem in the drive since my car is quite different from US, it is a 2008 323i Coupe pre-LCI in Euro version with 2.5L engine.

But seriously, I can feel the different from this very short test drive. The response is much faster and the lag reduced a lot, the car pulls in acceleration that I have not experienced before.

IT'S AMAZING.

Thanks again everyone from AA, especially Andrew and Zak.
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Ordered my second AA product from Andrew Friday afternoon. I can't wait to receive it. Always expect quality stuff from the people at Active Autowerke.
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Got the car flashed no problem! Couldn't clear adaptions as the cheap ass cable i bought in the meantime wouldn't work so I may have to wait for one to come from one stop.

Andrew, is there any point in clearing the adaptions after I have had the tune a few weeks or should I not worry about it by then? I really wanted a nice clean start with the tune which I didn't get but I need a coding cable anyway.

So the tune seems great. The throttle isn't as direct as I hoped it would be in Drive but it is noticeably better than it was. I am hoping clearing adaptions will make it a little more direct. Sport mode is phenomenal as is Drive when you are getting on it. I took it out and did a few WOT runs and it definitely pulls better just about everywhere and it was nice to see it hit 7k so quickly.

On a funny note, you know the tune was successful because on my second or third WOT run I saw something fly up from what looked like the front bumper. I thought it was some paper or something from the road. When I got back to the garage I noticed it was actually the roundel from my hood!

So thanks alot AA, now I am out another $28!

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Haha! I guess the badge cant handle the extra Hp.

Clearing isn't always necessary but, you can try and it and see if it helps. If it doesn't and you still want more throttle response just let Zak know and he can up it a little.
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If it doesn't and you still want more throttle response just let Zak know and he can up it a little.
Hmmmmm I didn't know that was an option! I was expecting a little more responsiveness in Drive too. Sport is great but my wife prefers when I cruise around in Drive instead.
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