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      01-19-2019, 01:52 PM   #1
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Off to see Alex again on Monday.......

Going to see Alex on Monday and give him some more of my money....that is all
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Going to see Alex on Monday and give him some more of my money....that is all
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Dude, give him ALL the money, ....... and let him know I have some I want to give him too, ....... if he has a Stage 4 ready!
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Dude, give him ALL the money, ....... and let him know I have some I want to give him too, ....... if he has a Stage 4 ready!
I'm simply going for all I can get....keeping the following in mind:
  • Car runs California Gold (91 crap gas) helped by E85
  • No mechanical mods now or in the future
  • We autocross and generally drive the hell out of the car - so worry free performance is paramount
  • Let's see what more we can do vs my current stage 1

ps- yes I have taken your stage 4 comment and written it on a note card which I will slip to him while we are doing our post tune test drive
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I'm simply going for all I can get....keeping the following in mind:
  • Car runs California Gold (91 crap gas) helped by E85
  • No mechanical mods now or in the future
  • We autocross and generally drive the hell out of the car - so worry free performance is paramount
  • Let's see what more we can do vs my current stage 1

ps- yes I have taken your stage 4 comment and written it on a note card which I will slip to him while we are doing our post tune test drive
Let us know how it turns out chenry. I'm ready for this supposed stage 2, but I'm teeter-tottering on whether or not to move forward for the trans 2 vs trans 1 tune. I want reliability for many years to come. Do I care about cost of maintenance? No. But I really can't be falling into the stereotypical BMW failure pond with my all my family members judging me about purchasing my first german product here...lol...straying away from the import crowd. Know what I mean?
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I’m on the newest version of the Stage 2 Plus tune as well as the stage 1 TCU tune on garbage 91 and the very occassional 3 gallons of E85 and the car is an absolute animal compared to the stage 1 tune alone. Full on objective review sooon.
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I’m on the newest version of the Stage 2 Plus tune as well as the stage 1 TCU tune on garbage 91 and the very occassional 3 gallons of E85 and the car is an absolute animal compared to the stage 1 tune alone. Full on objective review sooon.
Is there any "deal" to be had when you go for the full deal like that?
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Is there any "deal" to be had when you go for the full deal like that?
I will add your question to my note card :-)
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Let us know how it turns out chenry. I'm ready for this supposed stage 2, but I'm teeter-tottering on whether or not to move forward for the trans 2 vs trans 1 tune. I want reliability for many years to come. Do I care about cost of maintenance? No. But I really can't be falling into the stereotypical BMW failure pond with my all my family members judging me about purchasing my first german product here...lol...straying away from the import crowd. Know what I mean?
yes for sure
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Is there any "deal" to be had when you go for the full deal like that?
No, there is not. (I asked Alex.)
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So..................??? lol
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So..................??? lol
Sorry been out driving around

Just phenomenal….just more of a good thing – only problem now is traction from a stop – even with my Conti’s if I put it into launch mode it just fishtails. Without launch control from a stop it just keeps breaking the tires loose. Over the next couple days I’ll get some 20-80 runs in etc…bottom line couldn’t be happier. But I will need to work on how I apply power now.

I invited fellow forum member grassy_91 to meet me there (the two of us met last week when he bought my Dinan midpipe) – I let him drive my car and he was impressed by the smooth linear power delivery compared to his JB4 with meth and downpipe. Long story short he left with an engine and trans flash as well – and I think both of us are still grinning ear to ear.

All in all we were at Mission for about 2 hours or so – most the that was shooting the shit with Alex and taking test drives with him for datalogging…..he’s such a great guy to work with. And his products speak for themselves.

Hope this helps – happy to answer any additional questions
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So..................??? lol
Sorry been out driving around

Just phenomenal….just more of a good thing – only problem now is traction from a stop – even with my Conti's if I put it into launch mode it just fishtails. Without launch control from a stop it just keeps breaking the tires loose. Over the next couple days I'll get some 20-80 runs in etc…bottom line couldn't be happier. But I will need to work on how I apply power now.

I invited fellow forum member grassy_91 to meet me there (the two of us met last week when he bought my Dinan midpipe) – I let him drive my car and he was impressed by the smooth linear power delivery compared to his JB4 with meth and downpipe. Long story short he left with an engine and trans flash as well – and I think both of us are still grinning ear to ear.

All in all we were at Mission for about 2 hours or so – most the that was shooting the shit with Alex and taking test drives with him for datalogging…..he's such a great guy to work with. And his products speak for themselves.

Hope this helps – happy to answer any additional questions
This is great stuff. I'm assuming you opted for his new staged tune and trans stage 2 tune? Comments on this added stress load on the trans?
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This is great stuff. I'm assuming you opted for his new staged tune and trans stage 2 tune? Comments on this added stress load on the trans?
We went with stage 2/ 2+ for engine and stage 1 for the trans. Alex said the difference in the quarter mile would be negligible and it’ll be a lot less wear and tear on the tranny. Stage 2 trans flash is for those who want the absolute fastest quarter mile from what Alex told us
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We went with stage 2/ 2+ for engine and stage 1 for the trans. Alex said the difference in the quarter mile would be negligible and it’ll be a lot less wear and tear on the tranny. Stage 2 trans flash is for those who want the absolute fastest quarter mile from what Alex told us
Are you still controlling meth with the JB4?
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Are you still controlling meth with the JB4?
No. I disconnected my JB4
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No. I disconnected my JB4
You should try to running meth and see if you feel a difference and I'm sure you will. There should be a way to active meth using the JB4 without it interfering with the flash tune.
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Dude, give him ALL the money, ....... and let him know I have some I want to give him too, ....... if he has a Stage 4 ready!
Did you ditch the HCP Tune for the MP one?
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Dude, give him ALL the money, ....... and let him know I have some I want to give him too, ....... if he has a Stage 4 ready!
Did you ditch the HCP Tune for the MP one?
On ALL the MP goodies!
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On ALL the MP goodies!
Ha..awesome.

Would you say the HCP tune is not comparable?
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On ALL the MP goodies!
Ha..awesome.

Would you say the HCP tune is not comparable?
They are very similar, but the trans tune, and the stage 3 edge it out, ...... roughly same HP, but more torque, ..... pulls a little harder, ...... I recommend the MP full boat over the HCP
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