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  1. 10% off at the moment guys, use discount code Holiday13 on the webshop!
  2. Check our website to see whos closest, www.evolutionchips.co.uk
  3. I have really poor radio reception with mine, the std business set was spot on, does the std set have an amp built in that this new one doesn't? Or does it not power an external amp?
  4. A good place for the GPS antenna is on the large flat part of the roof lining by the interior light/ rear view mirror facing the windscreen, you can pop the interior light out, route the cable across the headlining and down the a pillar, i stuck the aerial on with a tiny bit of velcro tape. the aerial then has excellent signal and is totally out of sight.
  5. I find the Diesels need a harder pad as they are so heavy up front, and they are very under braked as std. I dont find the red stuff pads an issue at all when cold, our M5 uses the yellow stuffs which are harder again and even they are not too bad, I agree about the higher end Mintex pads also being fine, along with the Ferrodo DS2500 and 3000 range, they are also very good. You need something quite hard though as they will fade under hard use otherwise. But the biggest issue with hard compound pads is keeping the damn wheels clean I used to use a really hard Hawk pad in my Cossie with big 355mm 6 pots, I wasnt cleaning brake dust off the wheels, it was swarf from the discs So obviously harder pads are naturally more agressive on discs as well which needs to be taken into consideration on a road car.
  6. We can perform most of the dealer options as mentioned above for around £35.00
  7. The cheaper mintex will fade quite easily, Im using Red stuff in mine and they seem pretty good all round, a bit more money though.
  8. They also put adatives in diesel at this time of year to prevent it freezing, this drops economy. Certainly sounds like a main stat issue, i did mine not too long ago and noticed a significant improvment in warm up time, not too bad a job, just involves removing the EGR cooler.
  9. I found the big cooler most noticeable on the motorway, nail the throttle open for a few seconds, then back off, with the old cooler you could feel the throttle wasnt as responsive the next time you nailed it, and again and again doing this test time after time it was easy to notice a large drop in power, Fitting the big cooler the throttle feels exactly the same every time, always ready to put all its power down whenever you ask nomatter how hard its being driven. It recovers so much faster than the little standard cooler which is very unefficient. Its a must do mod for anyone wanting big power and consistent results. Its interesting though, because for one run on a dyno, maybe the std one would work, in the right circumstances, but after a few runs without doubt heat soak would start to take effect. but on the road its night and day.the charge temp drop speaks for itself really. The more you push and find more power, run more boost, the issue gets worse and worse, and it just got to the point where it needed an intercooler upgrade to ensure the package was safe and consistent, as well as making the power we wanted to acheive the charge temps were bordering rediculous. We dont make packages that will make xxx power once on a dyno, these are BMW Diesel engines we are playing with, they are designed to be used hour after hour, they could sit flat out for days on end if needed, and there is no way on earth a Std intercooler is upto the job on anything other than a std car really.
  10. Its hard to say yet, we will need to get one in for development and see exacty what is acheivable with that particular model, and how it responds to each modification, The standard remap will gain 30bhp and 60nm of torque, there would be considerable gains past that with the other mods.
  11. We will be able to post graphs and have more detailed information once our new dyno cell is finished, We are currently awaiting the uks first Dyno Dynamics Dyno tech 4x4 rolling road, which will be installed into our custom built cell, it will be one of the best in the uk without a doubt and certainly one of the most accurate. If anyone is interseted in the build, we have a little thread going on another forum,its quite an interesting read to see what actually goes into it. http://passionford.c...am-on-10th.html
  12. That's what I have. Work really well, stage 3 will make around 230bhp and 400lb/ft mine is going back on the dyno on Thursday and Friday for a little tweak
  13. . Yes we can do it on the lower power models aswell, but the power will be lower, final figures are not available as we haven't dynod one yet at that spec.
  14. I'm sure the same could be done with ours, just use two smaller slimline fans, I need a car to try as mine didn't have them fitted
  15. Or you could use a more suited turbo choice and make the same if not more power and much less boost pressure. Boost pressure is nothing more than a measurement of how restrictive the engine is,
  16. Crazy isn't it, you can literally touch the outlet side if the std cooler and think my god! How hot! That's why the cooler I developed had to be very efficient and make the most of the space we had to play with
  17. Turbo life shouldnt be comprimised too much as the boost pressure is only increased by a small amount on these, mainly to clear up any signs of fuel smoke, which i wont stand for.
  18. Our test 330D had no clutch or DMF issues, like wise my 320d has not had any issues either, there are a few uprated items available, but it really comes down to your own driving style, i am naturally quite easy on clutches and dont launch or do anything to harsh, i think that comes from my Ford back ground where diffs and boxes whould smash and grenade to bits in no time if you were not carefull. obviosuly they are under far more load than a std car, its really for the owners to try and see how they cope with each particulat driving style.and to see if the stuff fitted is still in good enough order to cope. We can obviosuly utilise the torque limiters while mapping, if anyone has torque related concerns then we can work with them to provide the specfic amounts they require, it would be quite simple to pull some torque out at certain rpm, and allow the car to have a flatter linerar torque curve, with revs the power can usually be used without any problems, its the low down grunt that will cause issues if any are to be seen. All our cars get used hard, the 330D was a regular over at the ring.
  19. We dont actually ofer a Hybrid turbo ourselves, but we can custom map to suit one, i have often thought about trying one on my own car, but im so happy with the way it is now and how it behaves i class it as finished so ive never really felt the need.
  20. We will get great results from all 3 power variants, which im sure the owner would be over the moon with, i tend not to fall into this dyno number game though, drivability is more important. our test 330D was a 204 BHP model, so i would expect slightly less from a 184. Its also worth noting all figures are claimed as "upto", these maps are done on a custom basis one off to the vehicle, some may respond better than others, but safety will never be compriomsied.even if it means it makes slightly less power.
  21. Hello guys, great site you have here! Danny having spent many many hours testing and developing this software and package i can say you are wrong on many points. Firstly, the EGR valve cannot simply be unplugged. The reason for this is the ecu is fairly clever, and looks for changes in the air flow past the MAF sensor when the EGR is being used, Simply unplugging the EGR vaccum line can under some circumstances flag an engine management fault code. The valve firmware can be tweaked and manipulated to keep the valve shut so the ECU does not use this function, only then can the valve be removed if necessary, we chose to completly remove the valve on the stage 3 package, as the valve is actually quite restrictive, Removing the cats will reduce torque, but increase ultimate BHP as the power is moved higher up the RPM range, not to every ones liking and completly up to the owner. This can aid the EGT issue, by reducing back pressure. The intercooler is an interesting one, have you actually measured the charge temp on a 320 or 330 after a remap? because they are extremly high! The standard car runs a fair old chunk of boost,and when remapped the boost is slightly higher again. the intercooler is very small in comparison, so fitting an uprated intercooler actually has a great effect, This may not be noticed so much around town on a point and squirt basis, but try doing a few top speed runs where the charge temps get really hot, with a std cooler they feel dead after a few seconds at full power, let alone a few minuites. the recovery rate is also greatlly improved. with a charge temp drop of over 25 degrees, they certainly cant be classed as pointless. We have had both a 320D and a 330D for development, The 320D is my own car, and running around 230BHP with close to 400lb/ft, returning over 60MPG at 80 mph (actually made 222ATW 250 ATF on a DD roller but it think this is optimistic.) The 330D made 297BHP, and just over 490lb/ft, and would still easily retun 50 mpg at 80 mph. Both cars did extensive reliable testing, my 320D has done over 20k miles at this power level with no issues whatsoever, The power the car will make after the remap IS dependant on the std power level, but we are more than happy to try and push them all on if thats what is requested. Im not here to trade or sell anything, so i hope the mods can understand, that as this thread was about our package i simply thought i should post to clear some confusion up. We also have an E46 M3, and a E39 M5 here, the 330D was a match for the M5 up to 100mph when it was finished they certainly repond to tuning very well indeed.
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