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      01-28-2015, 12:52 PM   #1
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Active Autowerke| N20/N26 Active8 Tuner 37whp + 54wtq

Active Autowerke Active-8 Tuning Box for 328i/428i



Active Autowerke Active-8 Tuning Box for 328i/428i
Active Autowerke has been in the business of BMW performance for over 30 years. One of our specialties includes developing BMW software that brings your BMW’s performance to new heights. We are happy to introduce our newest addition to our BMW software line-up, the Active-8 Tuning Box. With this direct plug-in BMW performance part, you can expect to experience 37+WHP gains and 54+ft-lbs of torque.



What puts Active Autowerke ahead of the competition?
Rest assured when you choose Active Autowerke, you are getting a 30+ year of experience guarantee. Our software engineer Karl Hugh has been playing with power for as long as he can remember and only develops the best in BMW software. The price is hard to beat as well. Here at Active Autowerke, our mission is to get every BMW owner to start playing with power. That is why we are introducing our Active-8 Tuning Box at a reasonable price.

Active Autowerke BMW Software Installation
Installation couldn’t be easier. Our Active Autowerke Active-8 Tuning Box installs in about an hour and is easily reversible just in case you have a change of heart. Like any Active Autowerke BMW software installation, the process itself is very simple. Just purchase the tune, and the box comes along with it so that you can easily plug it into your BMW’s ECU wiring harness.

Our Active Autowerke Tuning Box Benefits
More than just an aesthetically appealing accessory, our Active-8 Tuning Box serves many purposes. Our box becomes the new brain of your BMW’s ECU making factory settings a thing of the past. Our Active-8 Tuning Box works exclusively with the N20/N26 engine to optimize performance. Improved overall drive ability, fuel economy and unleashing the true capability of the N20 engine. It is also sealed to withstand any sort of weather conditions that might damage your precious BMW software.

The Active Autowerke Guarantee
As we mentioned before, we have 30+ years of experience under our belt to guarantee the best in BMW performance standards. We are confident that you will be satisfied with our product, so much so that if you are not satisfied with our product you can send it back within 30 days and get your money back! That’s right, if you aren’t impressed with our Active-8 Tuning Box, you have 30 days to return it and get your money back.

Performance Specs:
HP Gains: 37+ WHP over stock configuration
Torque: 54+ ft-lbs of torque

Features:
-Included bracket for discrete installation
-Waterproof housing
-No wire splicing
-Easy to install
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Looks nice, any intro pricing off the 699? So its essentially a AA version of the jb4?
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Looks nice, any intro pricing off the 699? So its essentially a AA version of the jb4?
We use the same connections but, the hardware and software are much different.
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We use the same connections but, the hardware and software are much different.
What does this have over the BMS stage 1 for $375? I'm pretty new at this this but the BMS has a great reputation for less than half the price. Looks like the output numbers are very close to the same.

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      01-28-2015, 03:19 PM   #5
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I really do not want to get into another X Vs Y argument which seems inevitable on this forum.

Here are the key features which we believe makes the extra money worth it.

-Faster processor (clock speed) and larger memory bus Which equates to smoother horsepower and torque curves. The power delivery is smoother and constant without any jerkiness at all like we have seen from some other piggy backs on the market.
-Module is 100% sealed to prevent moisture, heat, cold, vibration, shock from affecting it
-All connectors are weather proof with high quality sealed silicone gasket connectors
-All connectors at the engine are of the exact manufacture specification and quality like BMW uses
-All wires are of "Military Specification" , not regular wires, these wires can take more under-hood temps ( same quality we use in our Meth/water kits)
-All Active-8 modules have mounting brackets to properly mount the modules, we make these brackets in house for a 100% guaranteed fit, no cheap mounting method using tape or zip ties
-All wiring covering is exact to factory Under-hood specifications so aesthetics are second to none , looks just like factory harness
-100% manufactured in Germany for the highest possible quality
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I personally did some torture testing on the 328 last night. Our dyno has some cool features like 0-60 , 1/8th and 1/4 timing. I did each about 5 times back to back with 30 seconds to 1 min cool down between them with the sole purpose of straining the motor and trying to throw some codes I am happy to say we never got 1 code.

While the simulation is extremely close do not confuse this for real world specs.

Best 0-60 4.8
Best 1/4 13.4 @101


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I personally did some torture testing on the 328 last night. Our dyno has some cool features like 0-60 , 1/8th and 1/4 timing. I did each about 5 times back to back with 30 seconds to 1 min cool down between them with the sole purpose of straining the motor and trying to throw some codes I am happy to say we never got 1 code.

While the simulation is extremely close do not confuse this for real world specs.

Best 0-60 4.8
Best 1/4 13.4 @101


This is a dyno I'm hearing
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This is a dyno I'm hearing
Lol rustyminded I was going to tag you, I know you love these!
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This is a dyno I'm hearing

Correct this was on a dyno in our 1/4 run simulation mode. Our sales guy ran his 135 on the dyno and got a time of 12.3 and later in the month he ran a 12.44. I was amazed how close it was but, again this is more for fun than anything.

Here is a cool video to show what your Catalytic looks like during a 1/4 mile run



0-80 mph video from my road testing today. 2nd gear traction light

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Do you have a picture of one mounted up in the engine bay?
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Have you guys tested the tune with a DP?
Does it have mapping switching (like JB4)?
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Have you guys tested the tune with a DP?
Does it have mapping switching (like JB4)?
We have yet to test it with a Dp but, we would love to get one of the dyno soon. I have no doubt in my mind the hp and and torque curves will hold much better to redline .
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Do you have a picture of one mounted up in the engine bay?


yes of course! Here is the module installed with our aluminum bracket.

Please keep in mind only our test units are Red. All customer will receive a black stealthy Box not a red.

Cover is not installed at this time.
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Do you plan on supporting the 320i's in the future? I'm interested in trying out a new tune.
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This is awesome buddy!


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Originally Posted by Andrew@ActiveAutowerke View Post
I really do not want to get into another X Vs Y argument which seems inevitable on this forum.

Here are the key features which we believe makes the extra money worth it.

-Faster processor (clock speed) and larger memory bus Which equates to smoother horsepower and torque curves. The power delivery is smoother and constant without any jerkiness at all like we have seen from some other piggy backs on the market.
-Module is 100% sealed to prevent moisture, heat, cold, vibration, shock from affecting it
-All connectors are weather proof with high quality sealed silicone gasket connectors
-All connectors at the engine are of the exact manufacture specification and quality like BMW uses
-All wires are of "Military Specification" , not regular wires, these wires can take more under-hood temps ( same quality we use in our Meth/water kits)
-All Active-8 modules have mounting brackets to properly mount the modules, we make these brackets in house for a 100% guaranteed fit, no cheap mounting method using tape or zip ties
-All wiring covering is exact to factory Under-hood specifications so aesthetics are second to none , looks just like factory harness
-100% manufactured in Germany for the highest possible quality
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Do you plan on supporting the 320i's in the future? I'm interested in trying out a new tune.
Yes of course! The 328 tune will work on the 320 as well. We are just waiting for one to show up to the shop to get some dyno data.
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1) Always happy to see more competition and work in the area of engine tuning for our puny turbo 4s . I have an AA exhaust which I am happy with

2) The quality of the box/wires withstanding, I am curious to see why the power numbers are roughly the same as the BMS Stage 1 and the cost of this is about double.

3) Does it have switchable maps?

4) I wouldn't mind buying it to try it out and dyno it against my BMS. See what # it can put out. Hopefully there is some introductory group pricing.
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1) Always happy to see more competition and work in the area of engine tuning for our puny turbo 4s . I have an AA exhaust which I am happy with

2) The quality of the box/wires withstanding, I am curious to see why the power numbers are roughly the same as the BMS Stage 1 and the cost of this is about double.

3) Does it have switchable maps?

4) I wouldn't mind buying it to try it out and dyno it against my BMS. See what # it can put out. Hopefully there is some introductory group pricing.
2. The box is more expensive to manufacture because of the components used along with the fact thats its made in Germany and not in house. Max Power numbers are one thing smooth and linear hp and torque curves are another. You would really have to drive this thing to see what I mean. I have no doubt as we get more of these tunes out there your opinions will change. Coming from a 415 whp 435 I was amazed at what a 328 can do.

3. Boost is always set but you can turn down how fast the boost ramps up on the dial from 6 to 1 being the lowest. On the 6th setting the power comes on immediately. Its a real blast to be able to spin all through first with a 328.

4. We have already compared it to many tunes 328's on our dyno with more mods. The difference isnt as much as you would think.
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I'm very interested in seeing some dyno numbers and impressions on a 320i. Just not sure if I wanna be the first... lol I've been looking for a slightly less "jerky" alternative to the BMS stage 1 i'm running now.
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I'm very interested in seeing some dyno numbers and impressions on a 320i. Just not sure if I wanna be the first... lol I've been looking for a slightly less "jerky" alternative to the BMS stage 1 i'm running now.
Ill try and get a car in here asap. Im confident you will be happy with how smooth the engine runs with our tune.
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Ill try and get a car in here asap. Im confident you will be happy with how smooth the engine runs with our tune.
Great I'll continue to check back
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What does the tune connect to? Is it the same connections as the BMS? An install guide will show everything. Says about 1 hour to install, a lot longer compared to the other tune. Something different besides mounting the box on the right side instead of the left side?
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