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Dave Dax builder

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662 posts

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Monday 23rd March 2009 quote quote all
Having changed my mind over and over I have decided to play sensible (Was considering a 335d touring) and bought a very nice E46 330d touring auto (Only a second car anyway).
The question;
It's a 204 BHP model. What recommendations does anyone have for the miriad of tuning devices available on the market for them? You know the ones....The 10-20% power improvement ones.
Any to avoid?
Are they all pretty much the same thing, but with a different label and price tag?
Bring it on redface)

Edited by Dave Dax builder on Monday 23 March 22:01

Deano_BMW

309 posts

72 months

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Monday 23rd March 2009 quote quote all
any to avoid...tuning boxes. i see no reason to buy a tuning box when a decent one will set you back about the same as a remap and a remap is the way forward. replacement panel filter and a remap wills ee you more than right mate. doesnt relaly need much more performance after that

Jespin

172 posts

77 months

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Thursday 26th March 2009 quote quote all
All I can say is



link removed as now points to an online poker site

Edited by Matt172 on Saturday 28th March 11:50

dxb335d

2,905 posts

81 months

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
DMS Automotive and Evolve offer some really good re-maps for your car.

270-290bhp.

jamoor

7,308 posts

101 months

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
Don't bother remapping the Auto, the tranmissions can't take it, ignore what anyone else says.
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dxb335d

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
jamoor said:
Don't bother remapping the Auto, the tranmissions can't take it, ignore what anyone else says.
One failure i know of. Yours.

Jespin

172 posts

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
dxb335d said:
DMS Automotive and Evolve offer some really good re-maps for your car.

270-290bhp.
Safe limit on these engines is around 260 bhp - they are capable of 300 bhp with just a remap but how long they'd last is another matter....

The Autos actually handle more torque than the manual boxes so I wouldn't worry about that. There are plenty of remapped Autos around with no problems to mention.

dxb335d

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Jespin said:
dxb335d said:
DMS Automotive and Evolve offer some really good re-maps for your car.

270-290bhp.
Safe limit on these engines is around 260 bhp - they are capable of 300 bhp with just a remap but how long they'd last is another matter....

The Autos actually handle more torque than the manual boxes so I wouldn't worry about that. There are plenty of remapped Autos around with no problems to mention.
The safe limit thats tried and tested yeah?

I know of 325d with 300bhp in europe whose transmissions have survived many track days.

jamoor

7,308 posts

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
dxb335d said:
jamoor said:
Don't bother remapping the Auto, the tranmissions can't take it, ignore what anyone else says.
One failure i know of. Yours.
not cheap either!

jamoor

7,308 posts

101 months

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
You do realise he has boughr an e46 with a GM box dont you?

dxb335d

2,905 posts

81 months

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
yours was 330d right? what gen?

jas xjr

8,368 posts

125 months

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
It's funny how times change.we are talking of only 204 bhp.that was close to what a
Sierra cosworth put out

dxb335d

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jas xjr said:
It's funny how times change.we are talking of only 204 bhp.that was close to what a
Sierra cosworth put out
and..?

jas xjr

8,368 posts

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
Listen retard I wanted to buy a 335d and you single handedly put me off buying one.
Map that you freak

dxb335d

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
jas xjr said:
Listen retard I wanted to buy a 335d and you single handedly put me off buying one.
Map that you freak
Very immature comment. I just wondered what you were getting at.

Then you post something like that. Whose the retard now.

jas xjr

8,368 posts

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
I might be drunk and a retard but I can still spell

jamoor

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jas xjr said:
Map that you freak
Sorry but rofl

TheEnd

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74 months

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Jespin

172 posts

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Friday 27th March 2009 quote quote all
dxb335d said:
Jespin said:
Safe limit on these engines is around 260 bhp - they are capable of 300 bhp with just a remap but how long they'd last is another matter....

The Autos actually handle more torque than the manual boxes so I wouldn't worry about that. There are plenty of remapped Autos around with no problems to mention.
The safe limit thats tried and tested yeah?

I know of 325d with 300bhp in europe whose transmissions have survived many track days.
It's not the transmission that's the problem though... the turbo will give up fairly quickly at 300 bhp.

Edited by Jespin on Friday 27th March 23:55

huckster6

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