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Old 05-07-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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Midnight Tuning chip for M42 review.

I got Misschigga's 318i a chip from Barrie/Midnight Tuning, as I want to try something out different from the norm, Barrie was extremely fast with shipping I got the chip within 2 days after payment and the install can't be easier.

it took a while before either of us had time to drive the car extensively other than grocery run, in short, the car hauls ass for M42, everything is smoother during normal driving, there's no dip in power like before, when you floor it, it just pulls, in fact, it pulls on the Ti by quite a bit from stop.

Barrie also said we'll see increase in mpg, but so far I'm not seeing any improvement but I also suspect someone is getting to work a lot faster than normal may have something to do with it.

Overall, it's an awesome upgrade for the M42 and best bang for the buck.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:23 AM   #2
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Thanks for the review! I was just talking to Barrie about the chip this past weekend.
I'm very tempted!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for the review! I was just talking to Barrie about the chip this past weekend.
I'm very tempted!
Do it, you can't go wrong with it and the price, I was kinda shocked at how it pulls on the Ti on closed track, all I see is just this innocent e30 pulling and pulling away from the Ti.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
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Are you running 91 now?
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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Are you running 91 now?
M42 stock is 91 !
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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Ahaha. D'oh can you spot the nOOb?
I haven't had to gas the car up since I bought it :p
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:09 PM   #7
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M42 stock is 91 !

I think i saw in my manual m42 called for mid grade 89 stock
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Our m42 is 89 octane stock.

Price?
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Do your gas cap doors jot have the premium unleaded stickers?
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:26 PM   #10
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Thanks for the kind words TheMadChigga just saw this now
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http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=35350
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Glad to see you enjoy the product MadChigga. Barrie does some fine work
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Our m42 is 89 octane stock.

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$180 I believe? I don't recall exactly, but I'm getting Barrie to do the E39 as well with new manifold and injectors.
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