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View Poll Results: Which tuner
Cobb 34 35.05%
Ess 11 11.34%
Giac 10 10.31%
Dinan 5 5.15%
Jb4 19 19.59%
Evolve 14 14.43%
Epic 1 1.03%
Burger 2 2.06%
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      03-24-2013, 04:29 PM   #67
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1M does not "need" a tune, it's the owners who need one


I tend to agree with Oz. I don't feel much need to tune my 1M. The engine just feels "right" for the car - neither too much nor too little power. The only reason I've thought about getting a tune is to allow installation of DPs without getting a CEL warning, although I could just get the O2 sensor fix from BMS. However, I can't really convince myself that catless DPs will be a big improvement over the "special" OEM DPs which seem to be freer flowing than the standard BMW DP.

Contrary to my 1M, the N54 in my 335 has always been more enjoyable with a tune. The 335 chassis seems to do better with a bit more power, and it's nice to have catless DPs on that platform.

That being said, the tuned 335 is still pretty mundane compared to the 1M with stock engine software and DPs. I suspect the different flywheel in the 1M helps make a difference too.
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      03-24-2013, 07:32 PM   #68
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ESS all the way!

The power delivery is very linear and yes you need some 295's out back to hold the power down. With some sticky tires the power holds and is a frikken blast on the track!

I wish the 1m came with wider wheels so 295 would fit better
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      03-25-2013, 04:01 AM   #69
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This is the first car in a number of years I have not felt the need to uprate the software, instead I have done some hardware upgrades (IC & exhaust) but felt chassie and brake improvements was all I required for my intended use. Still no plans at this stage to remap.

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      03-25-2013, 04:46 AM   #70
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This is the first car in a number of years I have not felt the need to uprate the software, instead I have done some hardware upgrades (IC & exhaust) but felt chassie and brake improvements was all I required for my intended use. Still no plans at this stage to remap.
Any 1M owner who feels the same way is welcome to visit me at my dealership and take a test drive in my 454/530 and see if they change their mind.
RayWestTuning have made my cars power delivery far more linear without taking away the spirit of what makes our cars feel so unique.

cheers jamie
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      03-25-2013, 01:13 PM   #71
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JB4 very nice.
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      03-27-2013, 02:04 PM   #72
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How much of the difference is due to better tires, track width, LSD, clutch feel, and suspension bits?
None. Zero. I was commenting on the engine alone. I owned a 135 and I've driven several tuned 135s.
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