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      09-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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Instead of bitching..

I was wondering if all of us took the time to contact BMW tuning companies in the USA regarding our 335Ds and the lack of support for the car or do we just sit here creating post to bitch and moan about it?

I've taken the time to contact Cobb, Dinan, BMS, and Vishnu. Every single one of them has given me the same answer.

"we simply havenít had the calls/requests for us to warrant spending the time/money/manpower developing it. Very sorry!!"

So my question is do you spend the time to contact these companies so they know there is actual interest and they will get a return on investment if they develop on our platform?
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      09-13-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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I contacted cobb. Same response you got.
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      09-13-2013, 11:38 PM   #3
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Who's really bitching though? I'm satisfied with my JDB and the majority would agree. Wanting a louder exhaust note is wishful thinking but hey, it's already too much of a PITA for a DPF delete anyway. Now, complaints about carbon build-up is a whole different story...
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      09-14-2013, 12:05 AM   #4
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EGR Delete and tune would pretty much solve all of our issues with carbon build up, no?
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EGR Delete and tune would pretty much solve all of our issues with carbon build up, no?
Right but then how would Cali guys like you and I pass emissions?

Argh sometimes living here is nothing but headaches. If it weren't for the weather, beautiful women, nightlife and beaches...
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      09-15-2013, 06:03 AM   #6
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There are ways around smog. If you know the right people.

But other then that. An EGR delete + tune isn't that big of a deal. You can just swap the EGR back to the stock unit once it's time to smog.

If we had an option like the Cobb AP, then we could switch maps back and forth easily.
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I was wondering if all of us took the time to contact BMW tuning companies in the USA regarding our 335Ds and the lack of support for the car or do we just sit here creating post to bitch and moan about it?

I've taken the time to contact Cobb, Dinan, BMS, and Vishnu. Every single one of them has given me the same answer.

"we simply havenít had the calls/requests for us to warrant spending the time/money/manpower developing it. Very sorry!!"

So my question is do you spend the time to contact these companies so they know there is actual interest and they will get a return on investment if they develop on our platform?
renntech has Xmas discounts for their mod.
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yes contact RENNtech theyre in the midst of EGR delete BUT NO one has come forward for it as a Guinea Pig, I would but I live in Puerto Rico, that said, unfortunately DIESEL is in its infancy stage here , also try JB best bang for your dollar BUT not everyones ECU can handle 100% at a shot it has to be gradualkly programmed so that the car can adapt unless Terry has come with a fix lately. otherwise stop BIATCHING, LOL just kidding amigo any questions feel free to ask here ok
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I got ecotune, it was $800. I love it.

I contacted Dinan.. they said oh no we would have to get an electrical engineer to reverse engineer the encryption on the DDE or some such nonsense.. omg pay a guy 50k and then sell each tune @ 2.5k as they always do. Breakeven is only 20 flashes! They didn't care... I don't like wasting my time talking to useless people and got ecotune.
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There are ways around smog. If you know the right people.

But other then that. An EGR delete + tune isn't that big of a deal. You can just swap the EGR back to the stock unit once it's time to smog.

If we had an option like the Cobb AP, then we could switch maps back and forth easily.
Well yeah, I guess you can find a smog shop with a guy that'll take an Andrew Jackson under the table just so he can look the other way on that delete.

A Cobb AP tune for our diesels would be nice and save me the time to constantly remove and reinstall the tune when I have to take a trip to the stealership.

We have the meth kit option to fall back on for more power don't we?
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A cali smob place will REALLY be able to tell you deleted your EGR?
(considering no code was thrown)
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A cali smob place will REALLY be able to tell you deleted your EGR?
(considering no code was thrown)
no, not if there is no code. Unless you physically block it with something obvious, AND they go through the effort of taking the engine cover off which they never do
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We have the meth kit option to fall back on for more power don't we?
oh yeah we do, without a doubt. I can tell mine quite likes the meth
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oh yeah we do, without a doubt. I can tell mine quite likes the meth
I have a question I can't seem to get answered Hooper. Is the meth helping keep your intake track clean of buildup or is it happening anyway?
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I have a question I can't seem to get answered Hooper. Is the meth helping keep your intake track clean of buildup or is it happening anyway?
I might be the only person that has a good ability to answer this...soon. Before I installed meth I took my manifold apart and inspected the intake and runners as well as took a bunch of pictures. Part of my plan is to document ANY changes in carbon buildup that I see over the next maybe year or so with this setup, checking on it every couple of months. My first check is going to be soon but I have not done it yet. I have reason to believe that it is getting cleaner but without pulling the manifold off I really cant say.
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