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  1. thanks for the reply tim seems DAB might not be worth it
  2. Looking for headunit recommendations on upgrading from the old style dynavin to something else. Must have satnav, 7' screen, bluetooth and steering control. Will also be looking for it to be DAB if possible I see quite a few android units on ebay for cheap but are they any good?
  3. @Todd1983 whats the exact make up of your system in those vids? pre cat and secondary cats gone? then just magnex cat back?
  4. where can i find them at that price mjn? cheers
  5. About to start modding my 2006 330d Looking at coilovers sub £1000 - anyone got recommendations ? Last coilovers i got were Weitecs so basically AP/KW stuff and was really impressed but want damping adjustment this time HSD seem popular? i wouldnt consider D2 or Ksport or BC on a daily driver TBH got BC's on my impreza and theyre rock solid with track springs not really what im after to do 400 miles a week Do i need to take anything else into account with lowering the car a little? Ie roll bar mounts or arch rolling? have noticed the car scrub a little taking corners in a spirited fashion so just wondering! standard mv2's btw dont really plan on going any bigger in terms of wheels maybe wider idk Thanks
  6. About to starting tuning my 2006 330d with EGR, full stainless and map Previously done a lot of work with VW's and had to deal with EGR coolers etc. Dont want to mess anything up on the cars as its my daily so just wanting a heads up The allard kit says it requires nothing else to fit - this true? Does it blank the feed from the manifold or does that remain and still pipe to 'nowhere' cheers
  7. yeah the cars an 06 so thats a good bit of info thanks buddy so looking like just the 1 cat then. just been looking at full stainless systems - eek
  8. hi guys im wanting to decat the 1st cat and EGR delete before remapping, im aware of the decats for 330D's but not quite sure how these will fit in with current laws regarding MOT my understanding is we cant get away with decats / aftermarket pipes where the cats should be on diesels anymore - i last had a decat diesel golf about 4 years ago and wasnt an issue anyone know for sure the current state with decats, im tempted between either obviously having the cat smashed out and retaining the factory pipe or the performance 1st cat pipe - im led to believe there is a secondary cat in the system but havnt looked also is there any evidence online of performance differences between removing the standard cat and retaining the stock pipe vs a performance decat? Thanks!
  9. Anyone recommend a seller for a coupe badge set? ideally good quality ones not cheap fibre carbon ones that will be destroyed in the first jetwash. a full set front back, wheels and steering wheel would be nice but only £20 on ebay? im a bit wary...
  10. hi guys i decided on my days off to take the unit out and leave it powered off to reset it. i did notice on the one time i used the nav i had no nav sounds. your theory rings true that the nav could have been running but also on a silent mode Rich. iv reseated the unit and im set to drive to work tomorrow so il see what happens. if its just this il be more then happy its fixed lol
  11. its the older d99. its happening on all modes, i have played with the settings and its made no difference. how do you update the firmware?
  12. i eventually managed to order some trim removal tools and take the headunit out, iv checked all cables and cant see any issue- popped it back in and still sound drops out every 30 seconds or so. getting annoying now. thinking it could be my headunit iv emailed dynavin for troubleshooting steps but no response whats the best double din i could replace it with?
  13. how did you get on with yours todd? mine also smokes heavy under pedal to the metal moments lol
  14. well iv emptied my boot and theres no sign of an amplifier in there, just what appears to be a radio or nav unit connected.
  15. also whilst researching the topic it seems there are a few upgrades to the bm54, 3.5mm jacks, ipod leads etc, if my car already had these with the dynavin is it conclusive to say its already been fettled?
  16. Last week my sound from the stereo was pretty intemittent, sound would drop out and come back every minute or so - lasting a few seconds at a time i want to get this sorted before i have to commute to work on thursday so was going to get a trim remover and start looking at the back of my Dynavin for loose connections i had the car detailed this weekend by a friend who tells me to look at the bm54 in the boot as it may be faulty - should i check this first as a possible cause for drop outs or should i got to the trouble of headunit removal aswell - not something i really want to do. but if i look at the bm54 thing in the boot - any ideas what i should look out for? anyone had a similar experience/resolution? its only just started happening, havnt touched the car in anyway to interfere with anything etc
  17. Cars a manual. it is mainly the older m3's affected and my cars under 10yrs old so bmw still warrant a fix on it should it break but its still in the back of my mind it could break with increased power, atleast once its done its done.i do believe it affected all 3 series too. so which is the main CAT? the one on the downpipe?
  18. Having just purchased my 330D im looking for advice regarding tuning process of these cars speaking from experience. Cars on 70k and swirl flaps are done. Im looking to optimize my performance, rather then just chase figures and as i do 400 miles a week econemy is in mind still. so: EGR's - obiouvlsy cars done 70k so a lot of soot has been recirced, i can disconnect the Vac pipe to stop operation and clean it out - will this throw an error on the ecu / eml light. Are the replacements out there even worth it? De-cat. iv read there are several cats in the system - is the primary cat on the downpipe most notorious for holding these cars back - i dont really want any extra noise from the car or any hassle come MOT time regarding smoke output of the motor. will leaving the other cats in really restrict it that much more once mapped? bit of a daft question but it seems some places still quote good figures with only 1 cat removed with the above 2 mods - whats the realistic peformance figures bhp/mpg wise with an Ecotune or similar map on there? Eco tune quote 250bhp/510nm where as MSD quote 270bhp with an egr delete included Once mapped at what point is the life of my clutch/gearbox threatened by the performance increases? this is obviously something i dont want to go wrong! Did anyone have their rear subframe mount points strengthened by bmw/another company prior to any performance increase or did you not deem it worthy - my cars 06 so still under 10 years young if anything did go. currently no other cars out there i want so i do plan on keeping this atleast a couple of years
  19. Iv been running VAG diesels for the last 4 years and had a bit of Millers ecomax left over from my last golf - i chucked it in my 330D without thinking as it should be alright, fuels are full of additives anyway right? Just wondering if anyone HAS encountered any problems running millers or if you use it on a regular and notice the difference? my cars a 2006 330D totally standard
  20. Iv just bought my 330 and it has come with the older dynavin - im pretty impressed by it. having had the older version yourself - would you think its worth splashing out on the newer version? i really like my current one - i dont have any upgraded audio yet - can you tell me hows the sound difference etc? £600 is a lot for a HU so id expect to be able to hear the difference to be honest
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