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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by JBZ » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:41 am

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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by goaliechris » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 am

Anyone ever used Dinan for BMW? Have looked into doing a stage 1 tune of my X5M but it is not cheap.


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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:49 am

goaliechris wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 am
Anyone ever used Dinan for BMW? Have looked into doing a stage 1 tune of my X5M but it is not cheap.


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I have not but I have rode in some Dinan tuned BMW's. They are sweet but the prices are beyond crazy.

Chris I forgot to mention ESS Tuning. They are a great company to work with https://esstuning.com/bmw/
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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:20 am

JBZ wrote:^^^All I know is that it'll be a dark day when a man can't carry his epee around in peace.
Or his spoon.
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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:26 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:49 am
goaliechris wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 am
Anyone ever used Dinan for BMW? Have looked into doing a stage 1 tune of my X5M but it is not cheap.


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I have not but I have rode in some Dinan tuned BMW's. They are sweet but the prices are beyond crazy.
Back when I followed BMWs, Dinan was viewed by the hardcore track types as decent enough (but not the best) and very very very expensive. He's doing what most other guys are doing but charging a huge premium for his name. He's the "Trusted Seller DavidSW" of BMW tuning. In fact, Dinan is probably the preferred guy for know-nothing TRF types.

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Engine Tuners

Post by Captdave » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:10 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
dnslater wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:05 am
Captdave wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Would a retune on a dieselgate TDI be advisable?


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Those are tuned all the time. Engines are pretty tough. Can really crank up the torque with a tune.
At one time my buddies at NGP racing had one pushing over 500hp. The TDI is a good tuneable engine, if anything they are better than most gas versions.
I’m looking to return/increase performance on my newly acquired 2013 jetta TDI to pre diesel gate tuning. It’s primarily a work/commuter car and I want the best mileage I can get. Any recommend tuners to use? Simple reflash do it? Sorry for all the questions but new to the TDI and tuning. Thanks guys


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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:39 pm

Captdave wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:10 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
dnslater wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:05 am
Captdave wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Would a retune on a dieselgate TDI be advisable?


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Those are tuned all the time. Engines are pretty tough. Can really crank up the torque with a tune.
At one time my buddies at NGP racing had one pushing over 500hp. The TDI is a good tuneable engine, if anything they are better than most gas versions.
I’m looking to return/increase performance on my newly acquired 2013 jetta TDI to pre diesel gate tuning. It’s primarily a work/commuter car and I want the best mileage I can get. Any recommend tuners to use? Simple reflash do it? Sorry for all the questions but new to the TDI and tuning. Thanks guys


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Here you go https://www.goapr.com/products/ecu_upgrade_tdi.html

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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:40 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:26 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:49 am
goaliechris wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 am
Anyone ever used Dinan for BMW? Have looked into doing a stage 1 tune of my X5M but it is not cheap.


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I have not but I have rode in some Dinan tuned BMW's. They are sweet but the prices are beyond crazy.
Back when I followed BMWs, Dinan was viewed by the hardcore track types as decent enough (but not the best) and very very very expensive. He's doing what most other guys are doing but charging a huge premium for his name. He's the "Trusted Seller DavidSW" of BMW tuning. In fact, Dinan is probably the preferred guy for know-nothing TRF types.
Hamman fits in this category also. That is why I like ESS, they are not like the others.

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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by Selym » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:50 pm

JBZ wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:41 am
^^^All I know is that it'll be a dark day when a man can't carry his epee around in peace.
They'll have to pry my 8" chef's knife out of my cold, dead hands. :lol:

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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by Captdave » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:05 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:10 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
dnslater wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:05 am
Captdave wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Would a retune on a dieselgate TDI be advisable?


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Those are tuned all the time. Engines are pretty tough. Can really crank up the torque with a tune.
At one time my buddies at NGP racing had one pushing over 500hp. The TDI is a good tuneable engine, if anything they are better than most gas versions.
I’m looking to return/increase performance on my newly acquired 2013 jetta TDI to pre diesel gate tuning. It’s primarily a work/commuter car and I want the best mileage I can get. Any recommend tuners to use? Simple reflash do it? Sorry for all the questions but new to the TDI and tuning. Thanks guys


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Here you go https://www.goapr.com/products/ecu_upgrade_tdi.html
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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:13 pm

Captdave wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:05 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:10 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
dnslater wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:05 am
Captdave wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Would a retune on a dieselgate TDI be advisable?


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Those are tuned all the time. Engines are pretty tough. Can really crank up the torque with a tune.
At one time my buddies at NGP racing had one pushing over 500hp. The TDI is a good tuneable engine, if anything they are better than most gas versions.
I’m looking to return/increase performance on my newly acquired 2013 jetta TDI to pre diesel gate tuning. It’s primarily a work/commuter car and I want the best mileage I can get. Any recommend tuners to use? Simple reflash do it? Sorry for all the questions but new to the TDI and tuning. Thanks guys


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Here you go https://www.goapr.com/products/ecu_upgrade_tdi.html
Thanks T ImageImage


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You got it. There is quite a few dudes here that know their stuff. I am not a VW guy as much since I stopped messing with them in the early 2000's but some of these other dudes are for sure.

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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:43 pm

dnslater wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Would a retune on a dieselgate TDI be advisable?


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Those are tuned all the time. Engines are pretty tough. Can really crank up the torque with a tune.
Yes, but that long VW engine warranty would be pretty much DOA.

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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by dnslater » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:21 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:43 pm
dnslater wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Would a retune on a dieselgate TDI be advisable?


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Those are tuned all the time. Engines are pretty tough. Can really crank up the torque with a tune.
Yes, but that long VW engine warranty would be pretty much DOA.
We had a 2013 TDI and it was very reliable up to 70,000 miles when VW bought it back. The TDI engines are very solid, it is other little things that get you.....

The only issue we had with ours.... There is a little flap/valve inside the fuel filler that keeps you from putting a regular gasoline pump nozzle in which broke, so we couldn't fill it up..... just out of warranty VW dealer actually told us that VW only sells this as a full tank assembly and it is $1600 to replace the entire unit from the tank to the filler cap. :shrug:

I watched a youtube video and was able to pop out the flap in 30 seconds with a coat hook and problem was solved.

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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by jeckyll » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:29 am

I hate it when car companies do shit like that...
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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by Bradystraps » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:33 am

Bootmod3 for BMW 3 series certainly do. Plug-and-play DIY tuning that takes less than an hour. I'm in process at this time. :thumbsup:
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Re: Engine Tuners

Post by Captdave » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:54 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
dnslater wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Would a retune on a dieselgate TDI be advisable?


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Those are tuned all the time. Engines are pretty tough. Can really crank up the torque with a tune.
Yes, but that long VW engine warranty would be pretty much DOA.
I was referred to a guy in lynnwood who installs malonetune on TDI’s. Have to do a little research before I decide if I want to move forward. Any of the DWC VW guys have any advice about malonetune?


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