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      10-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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AA Flash VS BMW Powerbox

Hey guys. I want to get a performance mod next. Im definitely not gonna get it anytime soon but if i ever will get one, it would be either the AA Flash or BMW PBX. Which one of these is the "better" tune in your opinion?
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      10-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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Why? More HP or what?
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I know I got into this in the other post. A few months ago I was wondering the same thing, and the more I read about the PBX, the more I was appalled by the installation method.

I work in aircraft electronics, and the pins that are taped together are designed to be in a housing, with a locking mate on it. I see phantom problems due to shit connections all day long. If you do some more searching, you'll find a lot of "hey I installed a BPX and now my XXX is fucked up" threads.

It steered me away from the PBX, even though I liked the performance for the money.
After saving my dough a little longer I went with the AA tune. I'm happy with it, although the gains are not as great on a 330 as they would be on a 328 or 325.

Just my $0.02

edit: I see you're in South Florida, why not visit AA in Miami and ask the guys? They're pretty accommodating and friendly.

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Bms it works just fine. Same methods been used on n54 with little problems. Heat shrink the connections instead of tape if you're that worried, save a few hundred bucks, be able to resell it later and it'll be just fine.

My jb3 pin out ( has way more pin connections) was done the same way and never once had to deal with an issue with it.

Don't let a few nutswingers try to scare you off. Worse case, I think they let you return it if you don't like it still.
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I think i might just go with the AA flash. Could I take it back to the dealer for a reflash or is it one time only? Velocity Factory is a authorized flasher and is 5 mins away from my house
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You get one free reflash within the first year. After that it is $99
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