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      03-22-2018, 09:47 AM   #1
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Will M235i Active 8 work on my 435i

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Long time lurker, first real post. I'm looking into tunes for my 2014 435i xdrive and found an active 8 locally for a great price; however it's from a 2016 m235i. I am unsure of compatibility with my car, can someone please help. Picture attached!

When I called Active Autowerke they were very helpful and said that it is compatible. All connectors will be the same however boost levels are ever so slightly lower on the active 8 for 235i vs 435i, this is not a concern to me as very close levels and I can get reflashed to 435i software according to Active Autowerke (can someone confirm this).

Currently only have MPE but looking into catless DP, charge pipe, intake and FMIC within a few months. Should I maybe consider a different tune instead? BM3 or jb4 or Active flash, MHD, ect?

Can someone with more knowledge please confirm or send links to other posts. Thanks a lot! Any help is appreciated!
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That box will be compatible with your 435i. However if you plan on adding the DP our software reflash would be a better option.
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That box will be compatible with your 435i. However if you plan on adding the DP our software reflash would be a better option.
Thanks for also confirming! How would software update benefit me with DP??? Also anywhere near Toronto, Canada I can go for a reflash? (Place I was told is a 3 hour drive)
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Thanks for also confirming! How would software update benefit me with DP??? Also anywhere near Toronto, Canada I can go for a reflash? (Place I was told is a 3 hour drive)
You can flash it at home with one of our Simon-3 cables using your PC laptop. The software reflash can take advantage of free flowing downpipes and keep your dash CEL-free.
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Thanks for also confirming! How would software update benefit me with DP??? Also anywhere near Toronto, Canada I can go for a reflash? (Place I was told is a 3 hour drive)
You can flash it at home with one of our Simon-3 cables using your PC laptop. The software reflash can take advantage of free flowing downpipes and keep your dash CEL-free.
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Thanks for also confirming! How would software update benefit me with DP??? Also anywhere near Toronto, Canada I can go for a reflash? (Place I was told is a 3 hour drive)
You can flash it at home with one of our Simon-3 cables using your PC laptop. The software reflash can take advantage of free flowing downpipes and keep your dash CEL-free.
Thanks a lot for you're help! Much appreciated! I'll go ahead and do that! Just realized they're $300 cables? Can I use this to flash the car ecu? I'm looking to just reflash the Active 8. However I'd be open to a car reflash too
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Thanks a lot for you're help! Much appreciated! I'll go ahead and do that! Just realized they're $300 cables? Can I use this to flash the car ecu? I'm looking to just reflash the Active 8. However I'd be open to a car reflash too
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David@ActiveAutowerke my buddy Crashnbrn5 has Active-8 for his 335GT EWG can he trade in his Active-8 for credit in exchange for AA flash ?
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David@ActiveAutowerke my buddy Crashnbrn5 has Active-8 for his 335GT EWG can he trade in his Active-8 for credit in exchange for AA flash ?
Great question!
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He sure can. Have him give us a call.
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