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      01-18-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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EuroCharged Tune Review

Hey everyone, a couple weeks ago i posted asking which i should get; EuroCharged Tune vs BMS powerbox.

I have a 2008 328i AT so i have the horrible throttle lag, hopefully the eurocharged tune gets rid of it!


I went with EuroCharged and i ordered the MyGenius Unit with it.

Seth, Hooy, and Jerry (owner) were very great and quick at responding to my questions. They seem to really love there job and it shows. Anyway, Houston had a flood and the very next day they still had the units shipped out, i was amazed!


A few days later i recieved my unit (yesterday). Very well packaged.

Only thing i didn't like is there were NO written instructions. They are online though. They aren't the clearest instructions but hey, they do the job.

The First Drive....

Okay, so i was extremely eager to get this tune installed. It really caught my attention because of the MyGenius, where i can flash it whenever i need to, in my own garage.

Once Jerry sent me back my file i uploaded it to the MyGenius which only took a couple minutes. The reading of the ECU took an hour, so i was hoping the writing of the modified file would take less (from what i was told)...It did! It Only took about 10-15 minutes to write the new tune to my ECU.

At this point.. i was well, jumping for joy hahaha..
Started the car, everything was perfect, no errors, no warning lights..perfect
Now, I have an AT so at first i just had it in the "D" Mode waiting for the engine to warm up, and the throttle response seemed a little bit better, nothing too great though. (now i can't really say to much about "D" mode because i am never really in that mode, even before the tune..)

A few minutes into the drive, once the car warmed up i got up to a stop sign and popped her in Manual mode..My favorite
Put her in first gear and slowly started off, got up to about 2.5-3k and gunned it...I can't remember if the wheels were chirping but i know thats the first time my 328i threw my head back

The love for my 328i is now renewed. Now, before the tune (sorry for keep on going back and forth haha) The car really didn't have to much top end strength. The rpm band is changed the most, i think. It pulled hard all the way up until red line just about. Second gear kept putting a smile on my face, it felt like a completely different car!

Overall, I am super happy with the changes the tune made to my car. It fixed some of the throttle lag, i noticed that especially in Manual mode. It is definitly quicker and pulls throughout the RPM band. It goes smoothly too, it isn't jumpy or anything like that. It's really fun to drive, and i only got to drive it 45 minutes or so and it was dark..hopefully tomorrow i can experiment a little bit more.


I'm glad i went with the EuroCharged Tune instead of the powerbox. I can switch to the stock tune if i ever need to go into service or something like that. Unfortunately I don't have a dyno close to where i live so i wont have a way to know how much hp/tq i actually gained, but either way it puts a smile to my face. Jerry and Seth were great to work with, and they put up with my anxiousness.....haha

Seth Answered all of my questions within 30 minutes max, i was amazed.....it shows they love what they do

Here are a few pictures of my little "tuning journey" lol Hope you guys liked the review, if you have any questions feel free to ask


MyGenius


Plugged in and reading


Reading..Almost done!



About to Write new tune over
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      01-18-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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i hope its good. i have the devise at home. but i am at work (fisherman) and wont be home for the next 20 days. so i haven't had the chance to flash it on my car... i am so looking forward to hear your review...
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Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to testing it out! !

The MyGenius is reading the ecu as we speak, so rest of review should come later today
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Awaiting the modified file. May or may not be sent to me tonight. Sorry guys!
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Awaiting the modified file. May or may not be sent to me tonight. Sorry guys!
looking forward to hear your update
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Milly, what is the blue cable for? It's like a pin connector that connects to the OBDII cable.
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Milly, what is the blue cable for? It's like a pin connector that connects to the OBDII cable.
I was wondering the same thing man... I have no idea, I didn't use it and it read my cars ecu fine.

Maybe it's for other vehicles?
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Jerry told me He'd have it done today. So update later
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Haven't loaded it yet?
It's loaded, going for a drive and I'll report back after!
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updating the OP now :P
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awesome, I eagerly await your experience with eurotune. I am considering trying it out myself.

What's your background with ECU tuning/flashing? Are the kit instructions understandable for a complete 'noob'?
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awesome, I eagerly await your experience with eurotune. I am considering trying it out myself.

What's your background with ECU tuning/flashing? Are the kit instructions understandable for a complete 'noob'?
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My background with tuning/flashing is...well i didnt have a background haha.

There is only one button you need to know how to do, and it's the "select" button..I never had to use any other button i don't think.

The instructions aren't the best..but you WILL be able to follow them. The Unit itself tells you what to push haha. Basically it said, do you want to read your ecu. you push select.(yes) then it does it, then once u get modified file back from jerry, itll say do you want to write ecu, you say select(yes)

simplest thing i've ever done :P
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My background with tuning/flashing is...well i didnt have a background haha.

There is only one button you need to know how to do, and it's the "select" button..I never had to use any other button i don't think.

The instructions aren't the best..but you WILL be able to follow them. The Unit itself tells you what to push haha. Basically it said, do you want to read your ecu. you push select.(yes) then it does it, then once u get modified file back from jerry, itll say do you want to write ecu, you say select(yes)

simplest thing i've ever done :P
fantastic! thanks for letting me know!! Looks like I'm next in line
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fantastic! thanks for letting me know!! Looks like I'm next in line
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Thanks for the review, how much is the handheld unit and the tune? Is there a link to the dyno chart?

I don't suppose they have stage 2 and stage 3 for the N52?
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Thanks for the review, how much is the handheld unit and the tune? Is there a link to the dyno chart?

I don't suppose they have stage 2 and stage 3 for the N52?

The hand held is $450 i think, and i forgot how much the tune is...i paint like $700 something...sorry lol don't recal -.-


And I'm not sure, i dont think they have a stage 2 or 3, if you add modifications though then they re-make your tune so maybe thats why.
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Glad you like the tune buddy, don't get yourself into too much trouble with it now...
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Glad you like the tune buddy, don't get yourself into too much trouble with it now...
What can i say, the speedlimiter is removed....

I love it so far though!
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