Thread: 328i N20 Tunes
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      11-14-2012, 11:54 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by mocohead View Post
One thing I keep wondering when reading this thread - why have none of the other major tuners jumped into this arena? Dinan...GIAC...APR...Cobb...Vishnu... Also why are some of the products priced so high (e.g. Hartge)? Do they know something we don't?
Probably many reasons, but one major factor is that automobile manufacturers are taking advantage of the reduced costs of military grade DME encryption, making cracking a factory DME very difficult. Any company that does direct-flash tuning the the eprom will be slower to market than a piggyback-type tuner, which doesn't need to crack the DME to tune.