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      11-25-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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Dinan chip

i heard that installing the dinan chip will not void your warranty since the dealer installs it or something
... is this true?
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      11-25-2007, 04:40 PM   #2
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I heard BMW was ending its Dinan relationship... But I wouldnt waste my money on anything Dinan.. Dinan= over price under performing... Go to the M3 forum and someone actually posted losses in HP with Dinan parts.
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I heard BMW was ending its Dinan relationship... But I wouldnt waste my money on anything Dinan.. Dinan= over price under performing... Go to the M3 forum and someone actually posted losses in HP with Dinan parts.
that doesn't mean shit... i could install the best procede out and manipulate a dyno to show it lost power... dyno's are bullshit, especially dynojets which are what 90% of people use because they are dirt cheap, comparatively.
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i guess ill just go with the JB2. it will break my heart if somethin happens to the car. but my decision is blinded by the love of speed.
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if i install a intercooler, will i see big gains with a chip?
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if i install a intercooler, will i see big gains with a chip?
No not really. It will only prevent your car from going into limp mode.. You wont gain much.
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that doesn't mean shit... i could install the best procede out and manipulate a dyno to show it lost power... dyno's are bullshit, especially dynojets which are what 90% of people use because they are dirt cheap, comparatively.
Dinan has a reputation of crap products, others will chime in..
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All dinan parts and software are included under the BMW factory warranty. Or, another way of saying it is that Dinan will not void your warranty. Dinan is sanctioned under BMW.
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No not really. It will only prevent your car from going into limp mode.. You wont gain much.
Not really. An intercooler only cools the intake air allowing increased intake air density. It won't do anything to cool the engine and oil temp that can cause the car to go into limp mode if there is overheating. You'll need an oil cooler to prevent engine overheating.
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All dinan parts and software are included under the BMW factory warranty. Or, another way of saying it is that Dinan will not void your warranty. Dinan is sanctioned under BMW.
Actually, Dinan warranties it products NOT BMW. I don't think that the Dinan mods actually VOID the BMW warranty, but supersede it. Dinan, not BMW would be responsible for any warranty work on parts that they install or issues caused or related to the mods. The rest of the BMW warranty remains intact for anything not related to the Dinan mods. Since BMW dealers install the Dinan products, it might SEEM like BMW is covering any warranty claims. The dealer would submit their claim to Dinan rather than BMW.
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Actually, Dinan warranties it products NOT BMW. I don't think that the Dinan mods actually VOID the BMW warranty, but supersede it. Dinan, not BMW would be responsible for any warranty work on parts that they install or issues caused or related to the mods. The rest of the BMW warranty remains intact for anything not related to the Dinan mods. Since BMW dealers install the Dinan products, it might SEEM like BMW is covering any warranty claims. The dealer would submit their claim to Dinan rather than BMW.
This is true.
If something happens to your car and BMW says its cuz of Dinan, then Dinan covers the problem. Otherwise BMW covers it all.
As for the chip from Dinan, it will be out in a month or two. When I dropped off my car at Dinan they said they fixed the overheating problem with a new oil cooler and they are almost done tuneing the chip. They did alot of testing and they upped the boost to as much as they could without harming the engine at all among other things. They said they have seen hp gains in excess of 40hp.
I have a 325 so the chip for my car when it comes is $599 and should be out by the start of dec, but im thinking the 335 chip will cost more becuase it does soo much more. Id give the chip for the 335 like one full month to two months. Dinan just bought 3 new 335s just for testing so look for alot of mods coming out. They know the 335 is going to be a huge tuner car so they are taking it seriously.
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Not really. An intercooler only cools the intake air allowing increased intake air density. It won't do anything to cool the engine and oil temp that can cause the car to go into limp mode if there is overheating. You'll need an oil cooler to prevent engine overheating.
I guess I should of worded what I said better.. It prevents heat soak on turbo cars same issue that happens with supercharged cars. You wont gain much HP at all I will stick by that statement but it will make your horsepower more constant and less prone to heat soak which has been putting the 335i into limp mode.
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Lol. Look on Dinan's own site where they claim their "performance" exhaust gives a total of 6 . . . yes 6 miraculous ponies. Dinan is a joke.
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6 hp? i looked on their site but i couldnt find it... do you have al ink?
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Once the chip is available, I plan on purchasing it for my car
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Dinan has a reputation of crap products, others will chime in..
you are an absolute moron... NOTHING beats dinan quality, yes they are conservative, and no i would never buy dinan products but you are total idiot if you call them crap.
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you are an absolute moron... NOTHING beats dinan quality, yes they are conservative, and no i would never buy dinan products but you are total idiot if you call them crap.
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Go find another m3 thats supercharged and has over 600hp thats still completly covered by bmw.
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you are an absolute moron... NOTHING beats dinan quality, yes they are conservative, and no i would never buy dinan products but you are total idiot if you call them crap.
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Go find another m3 thats supercharged and has over 600hp thats still completly covered by bmw.
WTF are you talking about? It can't be Dinan because they make aroud 440hp (around 380WHP) with their E46 M3 supercharger with more parts, more modifications, and twice the price of the competitors.

And it's hard to say Dinan parts are crap... because Dinan doesn't make some of them. Lots are rebranded.
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oh my god another one...nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

seriously people do a search....it doesn't void your warranty and bmwna is not stopping it's relationship with dinan at least not any time soon... dinan has a warranty and whatever bmw doesn't cover in repairs it goes to dinan...i have a dinan 540i e34 that i have had for some time...not once have i ever had a problem with parts being warrantied...dinan does a great job with that!!!! they are a pain for delers when it comes to verifying points for dinan badges and stuff like that...still wish there was more power comming from the tune if it really is 40hp that will be a bummer
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I heard there was a search button that helped you find other threads like the one you think you want to post. Shhh, dont tell anyone though.
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