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      02-08-2012, 11:37 PM   #133
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Is there a promotional on just the flash? Might be in range of a tuning station this weekend.
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      02-09-2012, 12:08 AM   #134
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I am VERY happy with the stage 2. I had it done by the great guys at PSI here in Orlando. I had the original tune installed so I am basing my review off that.

The new tune is butter smooth with constant power through the entire RPM band in every gear. The throttle lag has also been reduced even further, it is really responsive now!

With the new tune, from about 5500 to 6500 the car flies, as seen in the dyno. It's amazing really what the valve tronic editing has done to the overall feel of the car.

With traction off I could get serious wheel spin in first. I also got wheel spin starting in M2 from a dead stop!

I really enjoy this tune and I highly recommend it to everyone. No issues so far. I know this sounds funny but it feels really close to a stock 335. Please don't flame me, I have driven both. Yes the 335 has more torque but this tune should be putting a 330I with intake/exhaust in the 270hp range at the crank.

So, everyone GET IT NOW.

Props to AA and PSI! Great job

You sir are awesome for the follow up! Ahh I want soo badly now!
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      02-09-2012, 12:22 AM   #135
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      02-09-2012, 02:50 AM   #136
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Aw c'mon, where's the 328 goodness?
+1... Still holding out to get the tune in case something better is released.
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      02-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #137
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I am VERY happy with the stage 2. I had it done by the great guys at PSI here in Orlando. I had the original tune installed so I am basing my review off that.

The new tune is butter smooth with constant power through the entire RPM band in every gear. The throttle lag has also been reduced even further, it is really responsive now!

With the new tune, from about 5500 to 6500 the car flies, as seen in the dyno. It's amazing really what the valve tronic editing has done to the overall feel of the car.

With traction off I could get serious wheel spin in first. I also got wheel spin starting in M2 from a dead stop!

I really enjoy this tune and I highly recommend it to everyone. No issues so far. I know this sounds funny but it feels really close to a stock 335. Please don't flame me, I have driven both. Yes the 335 has more torque but this tune should be putting a 330I with intake/exhaust in the 270hp range at the crank.

So, everyone GET IT NOW.

Props to AA and PSI! Great job


I can only hold back so hard not flaming for that statement. No tuning in the world can make this car feel anything like a 335. That is a statement that someone like me would make in their head to justify forgetting about the 335 envy that we all have. No flash will ever bring you even close. Either it is self-justification or you drove some beat ass 335 LOL.

That being said I'm glad the tune feels great and that you love it. I plan on getting it eventually, but to expect it to feel anything like a 335 would be a huge mistake.
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I can only hold back so hard not flaming for that statement. No tuning in the world can make this car feel anything like a 335. That is a statement that someone like me would make in their head to justify forgetting about the 335 envy that we all have. No flash will ever bring you even close. Either it is self-justification or you drove some beat ass 335 LOL.

That being said I'm glad the tune feels great and that you love it. I plan on getting it eventually, but to expect it to feel anything like a 335 would be a huge mistake.
Well I'm sure you can make our cars actually better then a stock 335i but that would require you to increase engine displacement.... If only I had the money to do that.
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      02-09-2012, 12:02 PM   #139
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I can only hold back so hard not flaming for that statement. No tuning in the world can make this car feel anything like a 335. That is a statement that someone like me would make in their head to justify forgetting about the 335 envy that we all have. No flash will ever bring you even close. Either it is self-justification or you drove some beat ass 335 LOL.

That being said I'm glad the tune feels great and that you love it. I plan on getting it eventually, but to expect it to feel anything like a 335 would be a huge mistake.
Well I know it is not the same at all, but all I was getting at is it made it seem damn close. Do you have a 3 stage intake manifold on your 325? Because if not the difference with this tune and without is pretty substantial.
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I'm getting the tune through VAC. We'll be able to dyno my car before and after.

Should be interesting to see how it does since I have the Dinan CAI, throttle body and exhaust on my car already.

I'd like to give my car a few days to "learn" the tune before I do the after tune. I know when my stock tune is reflashed for updates my car feels like a pig for a couple days till the computer accounts for the mods again.
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      02-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #141
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Great, Id love to see a dyno with another fully modded 330i!
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      02-09-2012, 12:11 PM   #142
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I'm getting the tune through VAC. We'll be able to dyno my car before and after.

Should be interesting to see how it does since I have the Dinan CAI, throttle body and exhaust on my car already.

I'd like to give my car a few days to "learn" the tune before I do the after tune. I know when my stock tune is reflashed for updates my car feels like a pig for a couple days till the computer accounts for the mods again.
Rob when you going? I was talking to Mike and setting up an appointment to go down.
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      02-09-2012, 12:12 PM   #143
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I'm getting the tune through VAC. We'll be able to dyno my car before and after.

Should be interesting to see how it does since I have the Dinan CAI, throttle body and exhaust on my car already.

I'd like to give my car a few days to "learn" the tune before I do the after tune. I know when my stock tune is reflashed for updates my car feels like a pig for a couple days till the computer accounts for the mods again.
Give it at least 500 miles.
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      02-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #144
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Looks like I will be getting this sooner then expected.

Should be able to post dynos before the end of the month!
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      02-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #145
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Rob when you going? I was talking to Mike and setting up an appointment to go down.
Not sure yet. I got a call from Mike this morning about the tune and told him to go ahead and order it today so I can get the intro price. He'll get back to me on timing. I'd imagine next week or the week after that depending on how busy their shop is.

I'll probably stick around when they do the install and dyno. It's not that easy for me to drop my car off since I live about 40 minutes away.
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Not sure yet. I got a call from Mike this morning about the tune and told him to go ahead and order it today so I can get the intro price. He'll get back to me on timing. I'd imagine next week or the week after that depending on how busy their shop is.

I'll probably stick around when they do the install and dyno. It's not that easy for me to drop my car off since I live about 40 minutes away.
Yea man Im aiming for a Saturday probably March 10. You doing the Simon tool or straight up flash?
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Its unfortunate that the only dyno on these boards for 328 is an XI. Appreciate that guy's efforts, but not too sure.

Thinking about doing this, either way. That or wait for christmas
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Well I know it is not the same at all, but all I was getting at is it made it seem damn close. Do you have a 3 stage intake manifold on your 325? Because if not the difference with this tune and without is pretty substantial.
Actually we can bring the 325 up to 330 power without a stage 3 manifold

We just did one today.
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^this^

Can you do the same for a 328 yet?
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When will the full dyno be up? I really want to see the difference.
Bro, off topic but props on your paint job. Looks sick! Do you have pics anywhere?
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Bro, off topic but props on your paint job. Looks sick! Do you have pics anywhere?
I wish that was my car its just some pic I took off the internet.
I believe I got it from here:
http://www.bmwcoop.com/2011/05/20/g-...uning-package/
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^this^

Can you do the same for a 328 yet?
Yes the stage 1 flash will bring the 328 up to par with a 330.
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How much for the tune? What will the price be a couple of months from now? Are there any plans for a stage 3?
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Actually we can bring the 325 up to 330 power without a stage 3 manifold

We just did one today.
This is what im talking about, what are the details on this? If you really did make 330 numbers out of a 325 WITHOUT the 3 stage manifold it will sell like crazy
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