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Different Direction (Update)
Back on 26 Nov 10 I posted a thread title (Different Direction), now that I have made turn I would like to update you on my action. After removing the JB+ I jump into my 2008 BMW 535i and headed to Houston, TX. Where I was to meet with in my opion the best tuner in the country, Jerry Thornton. Jerry is with a company called EuroCharged, located in the MotorWerks Of Houston bulding. I arrived at Jerry's shop at 9:00am on 30 Nov 10 and he went right to work on my bimmer. He strap the car down on the dyno and start doing what he dose best. To make a long story short at the end of the day, Jerry had made the 400 mile drive worth while. The last dyno run had my bimmer @ 303.6 HP at the rear wheel and 384 lbs.of Trq. See dyno test sheet. I will try to insert in htis message but if not, see the sheets in my photo album. (New to this) I. have done the Dinan and JB+ thing and they are good, not trying to knock them. I did the Dinan thing with my other BMW, felt it more in the wallet than in the seat. JB+ is priced right if you want the plug and play option. For my money it's EuroCharged. The price is right for the quality product that you get. The biggest thing that impressed me about Jerry, he is not selling bimmer products and he's driving a Benz or some other brand. He drives a full growm M5.
LET Motorsport Flash Stage 1 - First to dyno on this side of the States!
Today wasn't the greatest day to dyno a car, here is why:
Ambient temp was around 70F
Humidity was a power destroying 86%!!!
average for the area is 62%
Which explains the lower than average numbers produced. However the delta is what we are truely after here.
The car: A 2008 E92 coupe with manual transmission
LET Stage 1:
The LET Flash Stage 1 made 40 more hp and 27 more ft/lb of torque at peak than stock.
In the curve, it made 44 more hp! and 37 more ft/lb! of torque, great numbers for a flash running 11.7 psi of boost.
During some back to back dyno runs we saw significant drop in both hp and tq, heat soak of the stock intercooler was the cause here. We lost 18 hp and 12 ft/lb of torque at peak. In the curve, we lost 24 hp and 22 ft/lb or torque. By adding a nice intercooler, such as the Code3 Spearco unit will solve this heat soaking issue.
Hey guys, here is my update as promised...
Car : 2008 E92
Mod : none (except stage 1 flash)
A little background of myself :
Honestly, I'm not a mechanic. I'm just a guy with a 335 and a few hundred dollars in my pocket that wants to go faster without all the hassles, calculations, worries about messing up your car, etc...
Harold agreed me to meet me half way @ a dyno facility. Plan was to run a dyno before and after the flash. With the dyno delays set aside, the whole flash process took ONE hour. 40 mins to read/scan your car, 5 mins delay for flash file being sent over via email, and 15 mins to flash your car. Harold simply plug his hand-held device to my ECU and that was it!!
To me the whole process was pain free, and the results was "jaw-dropping." Very smooth acceleration was my first reaction, along with much more power. I felt as if the car was a lot lighter, and it also responds faster. Once again, sorry for the lame terminologies if they were not "technical" enough. Warranty issue is only a flash or 15 mins away in case your going back to dealer for any service.
I am deeply satisfy with the flash, and also the service that Harold @ HP Autowerks provided.
Would I recommend over ESS or other flashes or piggys? That I can not answer, because the deal did not go thru with them. But and Harold did set a very high standard for others to beat. =)
I will have a follow up in a few days to you guys know the MPG gain/loss.
The best upgrade we did was a new tune from L.E.T. Motorsports (Eurocharged). The upgraded boost and fuel/timing maps turned the car into a rocket. Merging onto the freeway is now a fun process thanks to our engine modifications.
i have the flash and LOVE IT.
absolutely LOVE IT