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      03-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #67
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"Should" be tuning all this week.
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      03-19-2013, 08:01 PM   #68
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Anyone in Vegas doing this flash? I, too, will pay tens of dollars. Mine may not be quite as handsome as TXwatchguy's dollars, but still very good looking.
I ended up just ordering a cable and will be having cn555ic do mine remotely after it gets here. I figure if anyone can do it right it's probably him. lol
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heres a few vids from yesterday.. you can see the up and down shifts as far as speed and rev match.. sorry its noisy, driver window was down and im still working out issues with my new exhaust..



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heres a few vids from yesterday.. you can see the up and down shifts as far as speed and rev match.. sorry its noisy, driver window was down and im still working out issues with my new exhaust..



Yeah man those resonators will help for sure...I do hear alot of rasp!
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Yeah man those resonators will help for sure...I do hear alot of rasp!
i know

its probably the combo of M2 + raceland Dp's I would guess..
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Perfect, I'll try to hook you up sometime this week.
Cool,

She is on the Dyno Now.


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Here is a few day videos showing up shifts and down shifts..



Hmmm...good demo....but I think you really want to make sure the oil temps are up to at least 210 deg F before revving over 3500 rpm...just saying.
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does anybody know if the BT usb tool can be used to flash the tcu??
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does anybody know if the BT usb tool can be used to flash the tcu??
no BT cable only works with BT software
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There do you get the program winKFP?
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There do you get the program winKFP?
just google it, many torrents out there
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has anybody in this thread flashed it themselves...or have you all had somebody local do it?
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has anybody in this thread flashed it themselves...or have you all had somebody local do it?
I had cn555ic do mine for me yesterday.. Hes the mastermind behind it.. Totally worth it
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Hmmm...good demo....but I think you really want to make sure the oil temps are up to at least 210 deg F before revving over 3500 rpm...just saying.
lol note to self don't buy his car if it gets listed
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      03-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #81
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Wish I could do this, damn old car!
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Wish I could do this, damn old car!
you have everything else done to your machine lol....beast!
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      03-24-2013, 02:25 PM   #83
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with the DIY link listed on page 1...I'm surprised nobody has don't this thsmselves here. I'm wondering why...the software is able to be torrented and the DIY isn't very difficult.
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you have everything else done to your machine lol....beast!
lol! I am pretty sure level 10 tranny coming next!
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has anybody in this thread flashed it themselves...or have you all had somebody local do it?
I did it myself. No prior coding experience. Mine was an 09 so I had to also do some more for paddles to work again using NCSExpert. The actual flashing part is trivial, what is somewhat tedious is setting up the software and cable. Note I said tedious, not difficult.

Took a day or so to find and load all the various software, read up on using it, get it set up on my laptop, etc. Used the 39.99 eBay cable.

But I always wanted to learn how to code, just never thought turning LED's on and off (or whatever) was worth the effort. Alpina TCU flash seemed worth the effort and it was. Esp since the tranny seemed to get sloppier and more unpleasant each step up in HP/TQ. I was thinking I need to sell my car and get an MT. Not anymore. I also had some DP's waiting to go in but was hesitating to do the lengthy Xi install. After the TCU flash put them in the following week (myself). Now I want some hybrid turbos...IOW the barrier for me for more engine mods was the AT, now that is gone.
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I did it myself. No prior coding experience. Mine was an 09 so I had to also do some more for paddles to work again using NCSExpert. The actual flashing part is trivial, what is somewhat tedious is setting up the software and cable. Note I said tedious, not difficult.

Took a day or so to find and load all the various software, read up on using it, get it set up on my laptop, etc. Used the 39.99 eBay cable.

But I always wanted to learn how to code, just never thought turning LED's on and off (or whatever) was worth the effort. Alpina TCU flash seemed worth the effort and it was. Esp since the tranny seemed to get sloppier and more unpleasant each step up in HP/TQ. I was thinking I need to sell my car and get an MT. Not anymore. I also had some DP's waiting to go in but was hesitating to do the lengthy Xi install. After the TCU flash put them in the following week (myself). Now I want some hybrid turbos...IOW the barrier for me for more engine mods was the AT, now that is gone.
Pretty much sums it up. This platform weakest link for AT owners was the sloppy tranny and with this flash it totally took that out of the equation. Crazy BMW didn't have this from the get go and had to have Alpina offer this to their exclusive Alpina models. That's just crazy
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Pretty much sums it up. This platform weakest link for AT owners was the sloppy tranny and with this flash it totally took that out of the equation. Crazy BMW didn't have this from the get go and had to have Alpina offer this to their exclusive Alpina models. That's just crazy
Yeah def still scratching my head over the poor software choice BMW went with, given how much better the tranny works now. Also must thank Cn555 for his guidance & DIY's. And don't forget Tomaz, the guy who let the Alpina cat out of the TCU bag in the first place. Blows my mind this was just sitting there in 48.1 daten all along.
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has anybody in this thread flashed it themselves...or have you all had somebody local do it?
flashed myself the trans and 3 other modules.
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