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      02-06-2017, 03:06 PM   #1
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Is it possible to code LC on a 2013 328ix built 04/13 N26 8sp auto. After researching there is still confusion about the build dates and what needs to be done exactly.

Is it as simple as-

EGS 3000 SPORTSHALTER >aktiv
EGS 3000 LC >aktiv

?????

Also can it be done through Carly app or only E-sys?


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With an xdrive, seems like you can just hammer the throttle without worries

I have LC on my car...have NEVER used it once in the almost 2yrs I've had the car....
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Also i have been reading about people running a downpipe and jb4 possibly causing there motor to blow. is it considered a risk if i go that route? or have people ran dp and tune for years?
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I have a '14 N26 engine with Launch Control. Once I read the warnings about engine/component wear, I decided not to try it.
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Your fastest launch will be with all the nannie's off so no launch control, it's also the fastest way to wrap yourself around a tree but that is much less likely to happen with xDrive. Good hunting!
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Id love to see a recent video of this "launch Control". I too have it on my 328 xdrive sportline, however have never tried it out due to risk of wear and tear. However, i am still under warranty and have certification warranty until 2021
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Also i have been reading about people running a downpipe and jb4 possibly causing there motor to blow. is it considered a risk if i go that route? or have people ran dp and tune for years?
There are bone stock N20/N26 engines that blow up under 100k miles, and there are N20/N26 with FBO and Stage 3/4 tunes that are rock solid at same mileage. No one can reliably say whether your specific engine will blow due to DP + Tune. However, as a rule of thumb, there are no "free rides"...... more power = more stress = higher chance of issues.

That being said, DP + Tune is perhaps the "go to recommended" modification for cheap and easy power (at least as a starting point). A lot of people are running it and have had minimal issues ...... So it would appear to be a fairly "safe" mod (especially if you upgrade the other parts as well, such as new charge pipe, new FMIC, oil catch can, etc).
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Thanks for all the input, Also has anyone used the Circuit Werks DP? the welds looks good from the pictures.
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Id love to see a recent video of this "launch Control". I too have it on my 328 xdrive sportline, however have never tried it out due to risk of wear and tear. However, i am still under warranty and have certification warranty until 2021
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For what it's worth, the guys on The Grand Tour called "Launch Control" a dumb and useless feature (Season 1, Episode 11)
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