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Another BM
08-03-2007, 07:14 PM
hey guys.. so i'm thinking of getting a chip on my car this weekend.. i'm not going anywhere so i'll be saving cash and have tons of time on my hands...

Is there anywhere around the city where i could pick up one...

i got a 2000 e46 2.5L

also, is it hard to install yourself.. or is this one of those things i take to my machnic

MP328
08-04-2007, 12:17 PM
no clue if u can pick it up urself, but the install is pretty easy.

just turn the ignition on, push a button and wait for the light to change colors and that's it. read the instructions they are pretty much straight forward

Quickid
08-04-2007, 12:27 PM
You'll need a battery charger and you're better off doing it yourself than some mechanic who will have top read the instructions anyway.

I've installed this on my car and a friend's car. It's pretty easy.

I don't know anyone who sells it locally. I got mine from ECIS in the US.

Karim@Corner73
08-04-2007, 09:15 PM
We are distributors of the Shark Injector (http://www.corner73.com/product_info.php?cPath=113&products_id=315). We can ship you one. We just shipped one to BC. No duty, no brokerage fees, no PST. *th-up*

MP328 and Quickid summed it up nicely: The installation is very simple. There is an instruction sheet. Follow the simple instructions and you are set. You will need to have a fully charged battery.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Karim.

StikiGreenZ
08-05-2007, 07:58 PM
What do you need a full battery for? Does it take a long time to upload the new data?

Also, what kind of gains are experienced with the Shark vs. TechNine or Dinan's chip?

Karim@Corner73
08-05-2007, 11:17 PM
The full battery is to ensure proper installation of the software on your car's computer.

Gains depend on the car model and other existing modifications. You'll find links to dyno sheets on our website (for the E46 M3 and Z3 M Coupe (http://www.corner73.com/product_info.php?cPath=113&products_id=316), for the E46 325 and 330 (http://www.corner73.com/product_info.php?cPath=113&products_id=315)).

Karim.

What do you need a full battery for? Does it take a long time to upload the new data?

Also, what kind of gains are experienced with the Shark vs. TechNine or Dinan's chip?

MP328
08-06-2007, 02:12 PM
to tell u the truth, the shark injector was the biggest waste of money for my car. the only thing it really did was, it removed the top speed limiter. so i can do 250 km/h (tested it) lol

other then that i wish i never had spent the money on it.

and the full battery is just so the car doesnt die halfway in the procedure, then u'd be fukd and prolly need a new ecu.

Another BM
08-06-2007, 02:42 PM
are you really that disapointed in it??? do you not notice anything at all? what kind of car do you got?

Karim@Corner73
08-06-2007, 02:56 PM
I have tried the Shark injector on a 2000 323ci and I found it was basically the best bang for the buck. Higher rev-limiter (redline at 7000rpm), no speed limiter, smoother power and quicker throttle response.

I have heard the effect is not as obvious on the 325/330. Haven't witnessed it first hand though. *th-up*

Karim.

Another BM
08-06-2007, 03:03 PM
so do you mean 7000rpm is where i get the most power instead at 5700 rpm??

or the engine wont pass 7000

Romaz
08-06-2007, 03:15 PM
Passing the 7000rmp mark is not a good thing, unless u like rebuilding your engine that is ;)

Another BM
08-06-2007, 03:19 PM
so basicly max power is reached around 6700 rpm

Karim@Corner73
08-06-2007, 04:34 PM
so do you mean 7000rpm is where i get the most power instead at 5700 rpm??

or the engine wont pass 7000


Engine won't pass 7000 RPM

MP328
08-07-2007, 12:11 PM
my car is a 97 328i, and yeah it did raise the rev limiter and all that stuff too. but i dunno i still think biggest waste of money in my case.

maybe the shark injector got better, but looking at the dyno numbers it's still the same. u barelly get 5-8HP more. which to me isnt worth it. i just wish i knew someone before i bought mine couple of years ago.

but to each their own.

rafiki
08-07-2007, 07:52 PM
I love the throttle response I now have. The HP gains on a 330 are minimal, but it is a lot more fun to drive. Haven't had to cross the top speed limiter, but have bounced off the new rev limiter a few times. I also have intake and exhaust, so it makes for a great combo.

M3ti Compact
08-07-2007, 10:45 PM
I think for OBDII cars, $500 for 5hp is hard to swallow...

On the other hand, OBDI's, like my 95, $150 bucks for 5hp is a STEAL!!!

I would stay away from Tech9, havn't had good experience with their chips...the power felt noticably increased, but the check engine light went on (ECU fault code), and the speed limiter (190km/h) was still there until I complained, they put in another chip, but it didn't feel as good after a while with it- and I wasn't able to check the top speed limiter before I swapped it back out.

Another BM
08-07-2007, 11:54 PM
ah man... i dunno anymore. some ppl say its great, others are telling me to avoid it... lol yep... these are the hard decisions in life

StikiGreenZ
08-08-2007, 01:09 PM
I've been pondering this upgrade for my 330 for 6 months.