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      06-15-2018, 02:08 PM   #1
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Hello everyone-

I recently bought a 340i and went ahead with a full DINAN build. For anyone who is considering DINAN parts, I wanted to do a small review.

Bit of background. I always (fueled by the hate on forums) was against DINAN. It seemed to be a lot of money for not much, power wise. My last two builds were a 2013 FBO 335is [Meth, LSD, RB turbos, COBB protuned, PSS, Kw v3] and a 2016 Audi S4 [GIAC dual pulley, Ohlins, EC sways/Alu Kreuz, AMS intercooler, AWE Track exhaust, etc.]. Also had a MPPSK 440i GC but stopped there build wise. Both cars were some of the best cars I've driven and night and day from stock...

The reason I went DINAN this time around is because those builds also took a large chunk of my time. From installing parts myself or at shops if I wasn't able to. To the research, downtime, adjustments, and ultimately CELs, the experience made me step back and realize I just didn't want to dedicate this much time anymore.

For my 340i, I went with the DINAN elite stage 1 tune, sway bars, springs + supplemental kit, and full catback exhaust. The quality of the parts, balance and OEM feel, combined with the peace of mind of warranty, have solidified DINAN for me. The power is a nice increase over stock with no change in drivability. Suspension is really buttoned down without any decrease in ride quality. And the exhaust is throaty without sounding boy racer. Compared to my last two cars it is definitely conservative but that also means I'm done with it and can enjoy trouble free.

All in all, I am very satisfied with the build and I understand others may want more power or a true track suspension. For anyone who leases or buys out of warranty, again, another route would make sense. But for anyone who wants to retain the quality factory feel with solid improvements and no downside (cost aside), I would highly recommend DINAN.
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Thanks for the review. Means a lot coming from someone who obviously has a good deal of modding experience on German cars. You've helped solidify my initial decision to go with Dinan stuff on my '19 440i.
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Thanks for the review. Means a lot coming from someone who obviously has a good deal of modding experience on German cars. You've helped solidify my initial decision to go with Dinan stuff on my '19 440i.
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I just installed my Dinan Sport Tuner today and am excited to see how it does. I have a list of Dinan parts in mind...
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I just installed my Dinan Sport Tuner today and am excited to see how it does. I have a list of Dinan parts in mind...
I had that but decided to run the elite last minute. Ran smooth though, you will love it.
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I had that but decided to run the elite last minute. Ran smooth though, you will love it.
I want an S3, but can't fork out the 2K right now. Got this one used for $200 and figured it would hold me until I can afford more!!!!

Did you notice any ECU learning time?
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I had that but decided to run the elite last minute. Ran smooth though, you will love it.
I want an S3, but can't fork out the 2K right now. Got this one used for $200 and figured it would hold me until I can afford more!!!!

Did you notice any ECU learning time?
Makes sense, you can always sell the sport tuner when you are ready and recoup most of the cost since you got it at a good price.

I did notice it got stronger after 150 miles which I have always noticed for piggybacks. The car is constantly adjusting AFRs and timing so it makes sense.
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Makes sense, you can always sell the sport tuner when you are ready and recoup most of the cost since you got it at a good price.

I did notice it got stronger after 150 miles which I have always noticed for piggybacks. The car is constantly adjusting AFRs and timing so it makes sense.
Saweet. Thanks!!
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Pics please!
Will get some up for sure!
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Why no more 440i?
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Why no more 440i?
I lease swapped it. It was xdrive and too large so I wanted to start with a rwd LCI sport suspension base and go from there.
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Quick suspension shot and front drop. Want to get some good pics of the car next weekend.
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Quick suspension shot and front drop. Want to get some good pics of the car next weekend.
Thanks for the pics. Great shots. Looks like you did some real nice work.
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Looks like a solid daily driver. It would be interesting to see how it holds up after a couple thousand miles with the extra power.
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Thanks for the pics. Great shots. Looks like you did some real nice work.
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Looks like a solid daily driver. It would be interesting to see how it holds up after a couple thousand miles with the extra power.
That was my goal. Could've went m3 at this point with all my car switching but I prefer sleeper daily drivers. Aside from some CELs some have got (DINAN fixed though) I foresee no issues. Piggybacks are very proven.
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Awesome review thanks Im considering the Dinan drop springs.
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Awesome review thanks I’m considering the Dinan drop springs.
I definitely recommended the supplemental kit with it. Also don't pay the dinan quoted of course. I got it for 4 hours.
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Just to update everyone, no issues with the DINAN, but I decided to go for the MPPSK and am working with my shop to return the tune and Axleback. The main reason is I realized I prefer a valved exhaust, bit too loud for Daily on start up especially with the DINAN catback.

Sadly I can not return the mid Pipes, I will be selling if anyone is interested in the NJ/PA area picked up.
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