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      04-24-2012, 06:23 PM   #23
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      04-24-2012, 08:25 PM   #25
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Sweet ride black is always an awesome choice!!

I had my 335"eye s" for 1.5 yrs now and I'm eyeing some mods again so I'm trying to decide for a tune myself: it's between:
1. JB4 (a piggy back) - for undeniable great results, price and the best customer service around (Terry is awesome)
2. Cobb (a flash tune) - for proven reliability and results, super easy installation (aka flash tune for dummies, my grandma can do it), great customer service...

Installation for JB4 (~30min): if you basically don't mind opening the cowel, unscrewing a few bolts and get to the DME to remove the tune prior to service, go for JB4!

Compared to Cobb (~15min): plug in AP into OBDII, push button, make yourself a Mastro Lorenzo Espresso Intenso, sip-n-joy, and bam, flash is done!


You really can't go wrong with either one performance wise!
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      04-24-2012, 08:29 PM   #26
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Sweet ride black is always an awesome choice!!

I had my 335"eye s" for 1.5 yrs now and I'm eyeing some mods again so I'm trying to decide for a tune myself: it's between:
1. JB4 (a piggy back) - for undeniable great results, price and the best customer service around (Terry is awesome)
2. Cobb (a flash tune) - for proven reliability and results, super easy installation (aka flash tune for dummies, my grandma can do it), great customer service...

Installation for JB4 (~30min): if you basically don't mind opening the cowel, unscrewing a few bolts and get to the DME to remove the tune prior to service, go for JB4!

Compared to Cobb (~15min): plug in AP into OBDII, push button, make yourself a Mastro Lorenzo Espresso Intenso, sip-n-joy, and bam, flash is done!


You really can't go wrong with either one performance wise!

wow you guys(e90post members) are great. i should have made an account months ago! lol

Which gives out more performance ? JB4 or Cobb. I am doing one or other soon! Is Cobb worth the extra few hundred ?

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Sweet ride, I can't believe the DCT is only a $450 option, cheaper than the 19" rims!!!
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      04-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #28
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Sweet ride, I can't believe the DCT is only a $450 option, cheaper than the 19" rims!!!
Yes, the DCT is one of the best options on this car! The rims are mainly a visible enhancement, but the DCT you enjoy every second you drive! Lightning quick...
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      04-24-2012, 09:21 PM   #29
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You pay more for the Cobb for 2 main reasons: simplicity of (un)install and the fact that it overrides the stock ECU settings (unlike JB which intercepts them) making it a proper tune.

I recommend JB4 if you're mechanically inclined and want to save $$s; if you don't know the difference between torx and Phillips bolts, then Cobb it is.

Being unbiased - BOTH will give you similar gains in performance...
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You pay more for the Cobb for 2 main reasons: simplicity of (un)install and the fact that it overrides the stock ECU settings (unlike JB which intercepts them) making it a proper tune.

I recommend JB4 if you're mechanically inclined and want to save $$s; if you don't know the difference between torx and Phillips bolts, then Cobb it is.

Being unbiased - BOTH will give you similar gains in performance...
ahh thanks for the explanation. The uninstall feature seems pretty damn convenient.
Any idea on the actual numbers? 30 HP+ increase? 30 ft/lb+?
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      04-24-2012, 10:06 PM   #31
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I just got the exact same car about a week ago! Amazing, isn't it?!

What kind of window tint did you do?
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I just got the exact same car about a week ago! Amazing, isn't it?!

What kind of window tint did you do?
Hell yea! Wait until you "break in" the car and start using the Sports button. I gave up on trying to save gas weeks ago! lol I believe the tint is 3M, 5% on the back 3 windows and 15% up front. Got a ticket on the 405 last week though, oh well. And as a matter of fact i got a no front plate ticket this morning ! damn you california !
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You pay more for the Cobb for 2 main reasons: simplicity of (un)install and the fact that it overrides the stock ECU settings (unlike JB which intercepts them) making it a proper tune.

I recommend JB4 if you're mechanically inclined and want to save $$s; if you don't know the difference between torx and Phillips bolts, then Cobb it is.

Being unbiased - BOTH will give you similar gains in performance...
n55 (1) big turbo with twin scrolls (think of splitting the power between the first and last 3 cylinders)
n54 (2) medium turbos

Its good that your chipping your is because a stage 3 needs the oil cooler that the is comes with. I would also suggest an intercooler (or cold air intake) if you actually are going to go with the stage 3 that you linked because of the increased heat generated from the engine being sucked into the intake.
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      04-25-2012, 01:33 AM   #35
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congrats! 335is ftw!
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      04-25-2012, 01:46 AM   #36
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congrats! 335is ftw!
ftw = f*ck the world ? haha
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ftw = f*ck the world ? haha
lol for the win!
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lol for the win!
ahhh okay just making sure we are on the same page..
nice E90 btw, sick rims
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      04-25-2012, 09:39 AM   #39
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Grtz on the IS. lots of fun even without tune. There are lots of good comparisons on tunes in the engine section.

If you haven't driven in S+Sport mode. Ie. dct shifter left into drive sport and punch the sports button.
(after you break in the car )

A lot more fun than drive+sport.

Of course I think my gas meter is broken now, cause it always shows empty...

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Of course I think my gas meter is broken now, cause it always shows empty...

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i definitely think mine is also broken lol i am filling up every 3-4 days!
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ahh thanks for the explanation. The uninstall feature seems pretty damn convenient.
Any idea on the actual numbers? 30 HP+ increase? 30 ft/lb+?
Dynojet on 94 octane gas a Minimum of 50whp+ on the 335is with no other mods to about 365whp on the old software. WHP curve is pretty flat & falls off at 6500rpm

Have not dynoed the new software yet but its noticeably & measurably more powerful then the old version. One member has dropped from a 12.8 to a 12.5 second quarter with just the 335is software upgrade.

Think both Cobb & JB are good systems but the JB4 has 335is specific maps. The Cobb is easier to install & uninstall.
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Dynojet on 94 octane gas a Minimum of 50whp+ on the 335is with no other mods to about 365whp on the old software. WHP curve is pretty flat & falls off at 6500rpm

Have not dynoed the new software yet but its noticeably & measurably more powerful then the old version. One member has dropped from a 12.8 to a 12.5 second quarter with just the 335is software upgrade.

Think both Cobb & JB are good systems but the JB4 has 335is specific maps. The Cobb is easier to install & uninstall.
I am leaning more towards Cobb, but will make the final choice sometime next week. Thank you for the info
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