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Post by Willz135 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:18 pm

Map update the other day to show a decent 400bhp and 600nm torque with just a decat and panel filter installed!

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Post by GMballistic » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:42 am

That sounds good Will. 8)

I've lived in and around the Cardiff area for most of my life but never heard of that tuning company before. Did they do a proper re-map or is it a generic ECU chip or similar?

What did they charge if you don't mind saying?
I've not had my 2012 M135i long but a remap is on the cards for the future as well as a few other performance mods. Thanks. :)

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Post by Willz135 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:01 pm

GMballistic wrote:That sounds good Will. 8)

I've lived in and around the Cardiff area for most of my life but never heard of that tuning company before. Did they do a proper re-map or is it a generic ECU chip or similar?

What did they charge if you don't mind saying?
I've not had my 2012 M135i long but a remap is on the cards for the future as well as a few other performance mods. Thanks. :)
Hi mate, they not long opened say 3 years or so but very capable and have a good rep in Cardiff.

It’s a proper ecu custom flash mate and calibrated on the dyno with before and after to prove the gains.

I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

For my car it was £350 if I remember correctly.

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Post by GMballistic » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:34 pm

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Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Hi mate, they not long opened say 3 years or so but very capable and have a good rep in Cardiff.

It’s a proper ecu custom flash mate and calibrated on the dyno with before and after to prove the gains.

I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

For my car it was £350 if I remember correctly.

Will
Thanks Will.
I might have to go down there next weekend for a chat to see what they're like down there.

So are you happy with how the cars performing?
No flat spots or hesitation? ...good power delivery?

Thanks again, Gareth :thumbs:

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Post by Willz135 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:36 pm

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Willz135 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Hi mate, they not long opened say 3 years or so but very capable and have a good rep in Cardiff.

It’s a proper ecu custom flash mate and calibrated on the dyno with before and after to prove the gains.

I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

For my car it was £350 if I remember correctly.

Will
Thanks Will.
I might have to go down there next weekend for a chat to see what they're like down there.

So are you happy with how the cars performing?
No flat spots or hesitation? ...good power delivery?

Thanks again, Gareth :thumbs:
Went on the black mountains drive today and performed really well, the car is crazy fast but could do with a LSD to put the power down properly Image.

Tell them you spoke to Will with a blue m135i hopefully they’ll look after you Image

I’m more than happy to take you out for a spin when you visit performance engineering one day as I work in Cardiff and only live 10 miles out.

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Post by GMballistic » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:57 pm

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Went on the black mountains drive today and performed really well, the car is crazy fast but could do with a LSD to put the power down properly Image.

Tell them you spoke to Will with a blue m135i hopefully they’ll look after you Image

I’m more than happy to take you out for a spin when you visit performance engineering one day as I work in Cardiff and only live 10 miles out.

Will
Cheers Will and thanks for the offer.

Definitely wish these cars had LSD as standard. :D

I'm also around the same distance outside Cardiff as you as I'm living in the Caerphilly area. Currently looking for a decent garage to use for doing normal servicing work on my M135i eventually as there is no way I'm paying the prices Sytner charges but I also want a garage to trust with any mods.

Haven't loved a car like this since a supercharged Nissan 350Z that I had a few years ago so looking forward to seeing how far my Beemer journey takes me. 8)
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Post by Willz135 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:03 pm

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Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Went on the black mountains drive today and performed really well, the car is crazy fast but could do with a LSD to put the power down properly Image.

Tell them you spoke to Will with a blue m135i hopefully they’ll look after you Image

I’m more than happy to take you out for a spin when you visit performance engineering one day as I work in Cardiff and only live 10 miles out.

Will
Cheers Will and thanks for the offer.

Definitely wish these cars had LSD as standard. Image

I'm also around the same distance outside Cardiff as you as I'm living in the Caerphilly area. Currently looking for a decent garage to use for doing normal servicing work on my M135i eventually as there is no way I'm paying the prices Sytner charges but I also want a garage to trust with any mods.

Haven't loved a car like this since a supercharged Nissan 350Z that I had a few years ago so looking forward to seeing how far my Beemer journey takes me. 8)
Ah local to me then I’m in Church Village!
Should of joined us on the drive this morning and if your looking for for a better alternative for servicing, I know Performance Engineering can sort that out for cheaper than Sytner for sure Image

This mornings drive below:
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Post by GMballistic » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:55 pm

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Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:03 pm
Ah local to me then I’m in Church Village!
Should of joined us on the drive this morning and if your looking for for a better alternative for servicing, I know Performance Engineering can sort that out for cheaper than Sytner for sure Image
Where's the "Like" button on this darn forum?! :lol: Nice few pictures and a great selection of Beemers there. 8)

Would be nice to meet some other members eventually definitely and who doesn't like driving these cars, ...best sounding engine I've heard for a while on one of my cars anyway. 8)
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Post by Willz135 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:12 am

GMballistic wrote:
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:03 pm
Ah local to me then I’m in Church Village!
Should of joined us on the drive this morning and if your looking for for a better alternative for servicing, I know Performance Engineering can sort that out for cheaper than Sytner for sure Image
Where's the "Like" button on this darn forum?! :lol: Nice few pictures and a great selection of Beemers there. 8)

Would be nice to meet some other members eventually definitely and who doesn't like driving these cars, ...best sounding engine I've heard for a while on one of my cars anyway. 8)
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Post by GMballistic » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:02 pm

Hi Will, went down to PE Tuning today for a chat/look around.

Have to say although a small place I was impressed after speaking with Nate and some of the customers who were hanging around.
In fact it was like a "mini meet" with around 6-8 of us all talking about cars. They spoke very highly of his work and had all obviously had some experiences with car tuners before as well as other car models.

I think in the future I'll definitely being using him for work on my car. Just trying to resist rushing into things as I should really let my bank account recover from getting the car back in Feb. :shock: :lol:

Still, can't hurt to get some prices. :D
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Post by Willz135 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:29 pm

GMballistic wrote:Hi Will, went down to PE Tuning today for a chat/look around.

Have to say although a small place I was impressed after speaking with Nate and some of the customers who were hanging around.
In fact it was like a "mini meet" with around 6-8 of us all talking about cars. They spoke very highly of his work and had all obviously had some experiences with car tuners before as well as other car models.

I think in the future I'll definitely being using him for work on my car. Just trying to resist rushing into things as I should really let my bank account recover from getting the car back in Feb. :shock: :lol:

Still, can't hurt to get some prices. :D

Great stuff, yeah he’s very busy but worth the wait. Maybe we should meet up one day and I’m more than happy to take you out for a spin in mine to give you an idea on what a modified m135i is like Image

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Post by GMballistic » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:09 pm

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Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Great stuff, yeah he’s very busy but worth the wait. Maybe we should meet up one day and I’m more than happy to take you out for a spin in mine to give you an idea on what a modified m135i is like Image

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It was actually a good thing that he was busy as I got to speak to some of his other customers who told me about their cars/experiences. Ultimately that helped me make up my mind that I'd give him a try eventually.

It would definitely be good to see how your car performs now with the power it has although my bank manager has advised me it is not a good idea. :lol: :D
Maybe in the summer or sometime this year for sure?. :wink:

Trying not to go too mad with spending on mine just yet. I think I'd like to look at doing the exhaust first though. Any recommendations?
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Post by Willz135 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:13 pm

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Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Great stuff, yeah he’s very busy but worth the wait. Maybe we should meet up one day and I’m more than happy to take you out for a spin in mine to give you an idea on what a modified m135i is like Image

Will
It was actually a good thing that he was busy as I got to speak to some of his other customers who told me about their cars/experiences. Ultimately that helped me make up my mind that I'd give him a try eventually.

It would definitely be good to see how your car performs now with the power it has although my bank manager has advised me it is not a good idea. :lol: :D
Maybe in the summer or sometime this year for sure?. :wink:

Trying not to go too mad with spending on mine just yet. I think I'd like to look at doing the exhaust first though. Any recommendations?
I’ve been stage 2 for about a year now never looked back, and yeah summer drives cool although weather is getting better already so that’s ace! As for exhaust I had the full decat scorpion turbo back system but ended up selling the rear section (cat back) as it was too loud. So currently I just got the decat with the standard rear section so keeps the use of the standard exhaust valves which is perfect!


Alternatively get the Remus system as it comes with valves and great quality system although it’s very costly around £1600-£2000 I think.

Just get a remap and decat and be happy Image

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Post by GMballistic » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:33 pm

Willz135 wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:13 pm
I’ve been stage 2 for about a year now never looked back, and yeah summer drives cool although weather is getting better already so that’s ace! As for exhaust I had the full decat scorpion turbo back system but ended up selling the rear section (cat back) as it was too loud. So currently I just got the decat with the standard rear section so keeps the use of the standard exhaust valves which is perfect!


Alternatively get the Remus system as it comes with valves and great quality system although it’s very costly around £1600-£2000 I think.

Just get a remap and decat and be happy Image

Will
Regarding the exhaust so far I've been "ummhhing" over the BMW "M-Performance" exhaust with chrome tips and a little unsure whether I'd go De-CAT or the Sports CAT route.

I had a De-CAT exhaust system on a previous modified car so I know how good it can sound and obviously it is much less restrictive than a car with a catalytic converter but then it does limit your options when it comes to MOT time.

That Remus exhaust is far too much I think, ...like 1/10th-1/8th the total value of the car. :shock: :lol:
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