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EuroCharged Tune Review
Hey everyone, a couple weeks ago i posted asking which i should get; EuroCharged Tune vs BMS powerbox.
I have a 2008 328i AT so i have the horrible throttle lag, hopefully the eurocharged tune gets rid of it!
I went with EuroCharged and i ordered the MyGenius Unit with it.
Seth, Hooy, and Jerry (owner) were very great and quick at responding to my questions. They seem to really love there job and it shows. Anyway, Houston had a flood and the very next day they still had the units shipped out, i was amazed!
A few days later i recieved my unit (yesterday). Very well packaged.
Only thing i didn't like is there were NO written instructions. They are online though. They aren't the clearest instructions but hey, they do the job.
The First Drive....
Okay, so i was extremely eager to get this tune installed. It really caught my attention because of the MyGenius, where i can flash it whenever i need to, in my own garage.
Once Jerry sent me back my file i uploaded it to the MyGenius which only took a couple minutes. The reading of the ECU took an hour, so i was hoping the writing of the modified file would take less (from what i was told)...It did! It Only took about 10-15 minutes to write the new tune to my ECU.
At this point.. i was well, jumping for joy hahaha..
Started the car, everything was perfect, no errors, no warning lights..perfect
Now, I have an AT so at first i just had it in the "D" Mode waiting for the engine to warm up, and the throttle response seemed a little bit better, nothing too great though. (now i can't really say to much about "D" mode because i am never really in that mode, even before the tune..)
A few minutes into the drive, once the car warmed up i got up to a stop sign and popped her in Manual mode..My favorite
Put her in first gear and slowly started off, got up to about 2.5-3k and gunned it...I can't remember if the wheels were chirping but i know thats the first time my 328i threw my head back
The love for my 328i is now renewed. Now, before the tune (sorry for keep on going back and forth haha) The car really didn't have to much top end strength. The rpm band is changed the most, i think. It pulled hard all the way up until red line just about. Second gear kept putting a smile on my face, it felt like a completely different car!
Overall, I am super happy with the changes the tune made to my car. It fixed some of the throttle lag, i noticed that especially in Manual mode. It is definitly quicker and pulls throughout the RPM band. It goes smoothly too, it isn't jumpy or anything like that. It's really fun to drive, and i only got to drive it 45 minutes or so and it was dark..hopefully tomorrow i can experiment a little bit more.
I'm glad i went with the EuroCharged Tune instead of the powerbox. I can switch to the stock tune if i ever need to go into service or something like that. Unfortunately I don't have a dyno close to where i live so i wont have a way to know how much hp/tq i actually gained, but either way it puts a smile to my face. Jerry and Seth were great to work with, and they put up with my anxiousness.....haha
Seth Answered all of my questions within 30 minutes max, i was amazed.....it shows they love what they do
Great guys @ Eurocharged
First some info:
My car is a 08 auto 335i e90, has 58,3XX miles, 2nd HPFP replaced @ 38,123, upgraded dme @ 38,123, and replaced 5 injectors @ 45,185 miles.
vanguard exhaust and aFe drop in filter. (will get aftermarket FMIC and maybe dp's later)
Only tunes I can compare with Eurocharged is the SSTT and JB+. While the piggybacks gave a nice increase in power, it wasn't smooth as the Eurocharged tune.
With the piggybacks i would up/downshift in DS and it would jerk most of the time, but Eurocharged feels very smooth and more powerful than I expected.
The gains were very noticeable, straight linear increase in power all the way which really impressed me.
Reason for going this route was because i did not want to go through the hassles of installing anything and wanted something tuned personally by someone instead of a generic map out there.
I am on 11.8lb of boost, and dyno'd on a low-reading dyno dynamics. so numbers will be a low.
Eurocharged Custom Tune -- Naturally Aspirated E90
If you’re thinking about getting an engine tune after a bit of mod work, read this. On a humbug, I got my tune at a "Dyno Day" by Eurocharged Performance in Houston, TX.
For starters, I have a 2006 330i, six speed tranny, with a Magnaflow #16539 cat back exhaust (~$670 including shipping from ebay), the euro N52 air box from ECS (~$420), and the Sprint Booster. Everything else in the power train is stock. I weighed the pros and cons of a custom vs. generic tune and preferred a tune customized for my engine rather than an off-the-shelf tune that’s generalized for any engine of its type. So, maybe I’m fortunate to live in Houston where there are a number of choices.
In mid-December (2011) I went to “Dyno Day” at M-Power sports in Houston, just planning to see what a few local vendors had to offer. But, when my man Hooy told me that Eurocharged had recently tuned his 328i showing an increase over his previous generic tune, I decided to take the plunge.
So here's how the tune went. Jerry (master mind of Eurocharged) dynoed my car before and after the tune. The results of the tune were a 13 hp improvement and about 10 ft-lb increase in torque. The attached dyno chart shows the before and after runs of 210.9 hp before the tune and 223.9 hp after. These numbers represent the best run of three in each case, both before the tune and after -- not the lowest of three runs before tuning to the highest run of three after tuning, which would inflate the numbers. I actually stood at the dyno machine and watched each curve being formed as Jerry ran my car on the dynomometer.
I admit that when I first saw the final chart I thought the gains were rather modest, but acceptable for a normally aspirated car (no turbo or super charger force-feeding my little graphite philly). However, when I drove the car after the tune, I was absolutely awed by the hasty/(umm, nasty) acceleration. I immediately noticed my car's no nonsense attitude. At the nearest three lane passage, I let my newly tuned engine devour a stretch of road. First, I slowed the car down to creep speed, and with a down shift, I launched it. 1st gear was but a quick grunt followed by a throaty howl in 2nd gear. Seuuuwy! Looka here, the grey goose just straight up hauled @ss until I was reading the bumper sticker of the car I thought just a moment ago had a two block lead on me.
13 HP increase might not sound like a much. But, I'd guess it's the torque on the low end that really makes the difference. The torque gain was about 10 ft-lbs over a fairly wide range. Jerry had told me that the increase in power and torque would be a nice kick when coupled with the manual tranny – and let me tell ya, he was right! Now back to the driving experience. I turned a U-ey to go back to the shop, this time allowing more clear space between me and the traffic ahead. I then made a full throttle charge and actually chirped the tires (for the first time) when shifting into second gear and again into third gear… and this was with the DTC function engaged to limit wheel spin.
Mine eyes have witnessed (the glory of the coming of) the speedometer as it surged to the underside of 60 mph in 2nd gear. Thanks to Eurocharged, I now comprehend, first-hand, the meaning of a sub 6.0 second, 0 to 60 mph acceleration (yeah me, with my wife-chauffeuring, Home Depot material hauling, Christmas tree toting, mid-life crisis having) daily driver. The trick, I discovered, is that I need shift only once to get to highway speed. Yep, I could have turned 60 mph in 2nd gear, easily.
It goes without saying, the car’s performance turned out to be better than I thought 13 added ponies could offer. I believe the usable power for my style is in the 2600 to 5400rpm range. There’s good low end torque for launching from first and second gears and the power just keeps coming in the motor’s higher rpm range.
Now, if I could just find some uncluttered pavement ‘round Houston I’d break free and kick a little @ssphault.
Well, that's the rap. If you want your car to bring back the grin you had when you first bought it, call the tunemaster Jerry at Eurocharged. He can hook you up. If you don't believe me, axe Hooy.
Oh, and there are a few authorized dealers in a few cities across the US, and some on other continents, too. Look ‘em up. They’re on the ‘net.
I'm talking to both of you guys - trust me, you will love the tune!!!
I got the eurocharged tune on my 06 330i and have been blown away. A LOT smoother than the pbx and you can definitely feel the power. Car feels like it almost has a completely new transmission and pulls harder throughout the entire rpm range. Get the Tune, highly recommend it!
Eurocharged 08' 328i tune review
So I've been on the fence for a while now about whether or not to get a tune for my car, it's hard to judge how much you will gain from one as everyone's opinions in reviews are different. I just decided to get it done especially since I found Jake, a local Eurocharged tuner who could take care of everything without me having to mail in my ecu. It took a little over an hour to get everything set up, and my only other mod to this car, engine related, was an injen intake. As soon as we were done we took the car out for some pulls and the tune far exceeded my expectations. I didn't want to let off the gas pedal, the car just begs to be driven harder now in all gears. Of course I had to stop by each of my car buddies houses and give them all rides and even they all were impressed. I'm just everytime I need to go somewhere now.