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      02-10-2013, 02:32 AM   #1
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got my new 335i , what are my options to add some power?

also , there is a way to kill the stupid "start-stop" function permanently?

ECU
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hope to get around 330-350 Whp ?


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There is a software update for the ASS which remembers last user. Also, if you get coding you can permanently disable it.

As for power - A tune and a dp will probably yield the most.
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There is a software update for the ASS which remembers last user. Also, if you get coding you can permanently disable it.

As for power - A tune and a dp will probably yield the most.
1. where i can find the update?
what is "ASS" / "Coding" ?

2. do you have a recommend what tuning company to choose for ECU and DP?
330-350WHP it's a realistic numbers?

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1. where i can find the update?
what is "ASS" / "Coding" ?

2. do you have a recommend what tuning company to choose for ECU and DP?
330-350WHP it's a realistic numbers?

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1. ASS is "Auto Start-Stop" which is the feature you are asking about. The software can be done at your local dealer for free. Most new cars from w/ the update. It allows the car to memorize the last user setting. For example, if you turn off ASS and leave the car in comfort mode, the next time you start it will be have the ASS off (light on) and in comfort mode.

Coding is a term used for a person/shop who knows the BMW computer really well, hooks up a laptop to it or a desktop or w/e and changes some of the factory settings to reflect the ones you want. Check if Houston has any good BMW shops. They might charge you though.

2. Tune, seems like there is JB4 atm and there are several threads talking about it right now.

DP - I like the challenge dp which also there is a thread about it.

The numbers seem realistic. With 91 octane, my goal is to have around 330whp/390wtq.
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http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778275

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http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800910

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for BURGER Tuning Stage 2 , i need to wait , right?
not release yet
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for BURGER Tuning Stage 2 , i need to wait , right?
not release yet
Yeah but you can do stage 1 and see if that is enough power.
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I'd recommend a more efficient 5" intercooler, as soon as they're available. That, an exhaust, and whatever tune comes out. The N55 is more about efficiency than raw power, unlike the N54. F30 has a new DME design, so the flash updates will probably take awhile longer.
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I'd recommend a more efficient 5" intercooler, as soon as they're available. That, an exhaust, and whatever tune comes out. The N55 is more about efficiency than raw power, unlike the N54. F30 has a new DME design, so the flash updates will probably take awhile longer.
Intercooler? Really? What is the stock size?
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for BURGER Tuning Stage 2 , i need to wait , right?
not release yet
Stage 1 alone will get you a bit over 300 rear wheel hp and around 370tq (i'd have to look it up to see the actual numbers but you get the idea)

Add in a down pipe and you'll be around 330hp/400tq
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Stage 1 alone will get you a bit over 300 rear wheel hp and around 370tq (i'd have to look it up to see the actual numbers but you get the idea)

Add in a down pipe and you'll be around 330hp/400tq
DP/ECU tune at 330whp/400wtq is my goal for sure. I guess I'll also need a intercooler...
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Intercooler? Really? What is the stock size?
Stock size is also 5"...but that has nothing to do with efficiency. A 5" unit like those from ETS, Spearco, and a few others have a more efficient design and they also have metal end tanks with less severe bends in them for better airflow. Best thing about using a 5" is that there is no cutting or modifying needed behind the bumper cover as with a 7" unit that requires trimming to avoid interference.
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DP/ECU tune at 330whp/400wtq is my goal for sure. I guess I'll also need a intercooler...
Use a meth kit until your warranty is up. By that time if you want you will have better options for an intercooler.
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Stock size is also 5"...but that has nothing to do with efficiency. A 5" unit like those from ETS, Spearco, and a few others have a more efficient design and they also have metal end tanks with less severe bends in them for better airflow. Best thing about using a 5" is that there is no cutting or modifying needed behind the bumper cover as with a 7" unit that requires trimming to avoid interference.
I see, I see. Hopefully someone comes out w/ an efficient intercooler soon lol.

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Use a meth kit until your warranty is up. By that time if you want you will have better options for an intercooler.
Thanks for the info.
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I see, I see. Hopefully someone comes out w/ an efficient intercooler soon lol.
Yes...I contacted Mike at ETS and they're not sure if their current E9X units for N55-equipped cars will fit the F30 or not, but it's just a matter of time.
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what is the best DP available?

this is one i found:
http://www.burgertuning.com/F30_BMW_..._downpipe.html

also intake/air filter ?

E85 fuel
is it really add some power?
is it safe to fill the tank always with E85 for everyday use? (full tank)

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what is the best DP available?

this is one i found:
http://www.burgertuning.com/F30_BMW_..._downpipe.html

also intake/air filter ?

E85 fuel
is it really add some power?
is it safe to fill the tank always with E85 for everyday use? (full tank)
Do NOT use E85 - our cars are NOT equipped for it! It has a higher octane rating than gasoline, but has only about 70% the thermal energy, which means you lose a significant amount of miles per gallon. It can corrode the seals in your fuel system and is hygroscopic, meaning it attracts water, which is not good for your fuel system or your engine. If our cars were capable of using "Flex-Fuel", as ethanol-based fuels are known, it would be prominently indicated in our owner's manual and very likely on the inside of the fuel filler door as well.

There will be several replies here stating that this is BS, that they use E85 all the time with no ill effects, etc. Anybody's welcome to put whatever they want in their fuel tank, but it doesn't mean it's the right thing to do. If BMW doesn't specifically say you can use E85, I would not use it - you could end up with a very expensive lesson in following manufacturer's recommendations.
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what is the best DP available?

this is one i found:
http://www.burgertuning.com/F30_BMW_..._downpipe.html

also intake/air filter ?
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This one looks good for a HFC if you are concerned about throwing codes.
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