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Old 07-24-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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Tuning?

I got headers installed recently, will be doing intake as well soon and exhaust. I'm thinking of tuning my car to adjust for the increased airflow and re-map. Any recommendations where I should take it to and cost expected?
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:24 AM   #2
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Any reputable tuner should be able to do this so just shop around for best prices. And you are right it will be the best thing to do. I am not sure what the cost is in Canada so i will let others give you this info.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:08 PM   #3
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i'm in the same situation.. just had headers installed
i got the CAI and it sounds sweet..
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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i'm in the same situation.. just had headers installed
i got the CAI and it sounds sweet..
Which CAI and headers did you get?
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:36 PM   #5
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full k&n cai from throttle body
ebay headers
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:38 PM   #6
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full k&n cai from throttle body
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I got ebay headers as well. Do you get white smoke coming out sometimes? As well as popping noises when you decelerate?
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:42 PM   #7
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I got ebay headers as well. Do you get white smoke coming out sometimes? As well as popping noises when you decelerate?
i'm not sure about the white smoke...
but the popping i was expecting.

the pops you hear is afterfire.
since we dont have cats anymore to catch any unused gases they are exploding in out exhausts.

i like the sound.. plus the engine sounds more alive with the headers..
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:28 PM   #8
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I got headers installed recently, will be doing intake as well soon and exhaust. I'm thinking of tuning my car to adjust for the increased airflow and re-map. Any recommendations where I should take it to and cost expected?
do you got a CEL ???
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:01 PM   #9
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do you got a CEL ???
Well, my car puts out white smoke sometimes when I accelerate hard, I can also smell the exhaust at the front...Maybe mine have a leak? Not sure how to check...

CEL yep. The post-cat O2 sensor bungs are retardedly designed, so they're not connected right now. i'm going to be removing them from the ECU when I get it tuned.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:09 AM   #10
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i smell it also.
i dont believe there is a leak,i just figure because we are putting out more crap from the exhaust
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:44 AM   #11
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i smell it also.
i dont believe there is a leak,i just figure because we are putting out more crap from the exhaust
True...we are missing two cats lol
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:27 AM   #12
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from what I hear Mark D is one of the best BMW tunners in the world and he is located in Toronto, he's probley already got a chip for exactly what you have done to your car
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:31 PM   #13
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from what I hear Mark D is one of the best BMW tunners in the world and he is located in Toronto, he's probley already got a chip for exactly what you have done to your car
I called him about it already. For e46, you have to re-map the ecu instead of just installing a chip...
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:16 AM   #14
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any update on this xtasyx
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #15
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Nothing yet. I'm also waiting to put on intake first before getting it tuned...
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