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      03-12-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Alpina B3 Flash for TCU

Just did it and WOW

I had my 2008 135i reflashed remotely. The car is an entirely different animal now. The transmission no longer bucks, which it always did off the line when it was cold. Throttle response seems sharper, and overall the shifting is much, much quicker.

You need a 32bit laptop and a BMW cable to do flash it. If anyone wants to use my setup in the GTA toss me a PM.

For those that don't know what im talking about here's a video of someone that reflashed it:

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      03-13-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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i have been seeing threads about this lately, anyone on the west coast able to do this reflash?
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      03-13-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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If you buy the cable off ebay ($60) and can scrounge a laptop with windows 32bit, you can have it done remotely.
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      03-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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Nice.

I am gonna be doing this flash on a friends car as well this week.
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      03-13-2013, 11:05 AM   #5
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If you buy the cable off ebay ($60) and can scrounge a laptop with windows 32bit, you can have it done remotely.
is it really that simple?
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Nice.

I am gonna be doing this flash on a friends car as well this week.

desi4life could you please give me a hand simon_ma99 AT hotmail dot com
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      03-13-2013, 11:49 AM   #7
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Did anyone inquire if this flash voids any warranty?
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      03-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #8
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I paid to have it done via teamviewer. I wanted to make sure it was done properly. But yes after everything is set up on the laptop it becomes very simple.

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is it really that simple?
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      03-13-2013, 01:26 PM   #9
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Nice.

I am gonna be doing this flash on a friends car as well this week.

desi4life could you please give me a hand simon_ma99 AT hotmail dot com
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      03-13-2013, 02:12 PM   #10
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Nice.

I am gonna be doing this flash on a friends car as well this week.
Please let us know the outcome.
If n55 kindly advise if it has the tachometer issue.
Thx
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      03-13-2013, 04:07 PM   #11
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Nice.

I am gonna be doing this flash on a friends car as well this week.
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      03-13-2013, 04:30 PM   #12
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      03-13-2013, 04:31 PM   #13
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Please let us know the outcome.
If n55 kindly advise if it has the tachometer issue.
Thx
Sounds good. That issue seems to be isolated as a few other N55 didn't have this problem.
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Nice.

I am gonna be doing this flash on a friends car as well this week.
Hi Desi, Can you let me know how this goes, we have 3 guys interested in Vancouver so far, we could probably meet up and do a remote session?

Thanks,
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Had this done a week or so ago by Alex@Alpine along with some other coding

All remotely, dude knows his stuff. Would def recommend him and you won't regret the flash it's a great upgrade
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I would argue this makes as big of a difference as changing performance software (like cobb etc).

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Had this done a week or so ago by Alex@Alpine along with some other coding

All remotely, dude knows his stuff. Would def recommend him and you won't regret the flash it's a great upgrade
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I really hope someone comes out with a flash for pre 07 cars :/
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Just did it and WOW

I had my 2008 135i reflashed remotely. The car is an entirely different animal now. The transmission no longer bucks, which it always did off the line when it was cold. Throttle response seems sharper, and overall the shifting is much, much quicker.

You need a 32bit laptop and a BMW cable to do flash it. If anyone wants to use my setup in the GTA toss me a PM.

For those that don't know what im talking about here's a video of someone that reflashed it:

Ey does it give you launch control? Any way of geting launch control on the automatic teannys?
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      06-23-2013, 05:37 AM   #21
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My car was manufactured in 08/2006, does this mean I'm out of luck?
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DESI4life10 please PM me or email me at saitek35 at gmail dot com.. im west GTA also
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