F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > Regional Forums > AUSTRALIA > BootMod3
Extreme Powerhouse
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-30-2019, 11:41 PM   #23
feng
Lieutenant
feng's Avatar
Australia
80
Rep
472
Posts

Drives: 2014 F31 328i M-Sport AW
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Brisbane

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckF30 View Post
Ours is 328i low compression engine Feng. LP is 328i HP is 320i
L9 is a different iteration of the n20 as far as im aware
oh right... wonder why the flash files are so different in version... very confusing
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2019, 02:08 AM   #24
ChuckF30
Enlisted Member
ChuckF30's Avatar
Australia
11
Rep
48
Posts

Drives: Bmw 328i F30
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by feng View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckF30 View Post
Ours is 328i low compression engine Feng. LP is 328i HP is 320i
L9 is a different iteration of the n20 as far as im aware
oh right... wonder why the flash files are so different in version... very confusing
He most likely has a different DME to ours
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2019, 04:39 AM   #25
Mid_Night_F20
Private
Mid_Night_F20's Avatar
16
Rep
89
Posts

Drives: 125iM N20
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Melbourne

iTrader: (0)

I'm running BMW stage 2 E30 on my N20 - runs like a dream !

only issue I've had so far is low engine oil level warning (potentially false warning) pretty much 2 days after i topped it up to the max after the initial warning...
__________________
N20, EWG, Full M package, 19" x 8.5/9.5, JB4, Catless DP, Custom 3" exhaust, Upgrade intercooler with metal piping, drop in K&N, Snow Performance Stage 2 kit
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2019, 09:53 PM   #26
iRoik
Enlisted Member
Australia
3
Rep
43
Posts

Drives: F10 535i
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2012 BMW 535i  [0.00]
Firstly, sorry for the scrawl of thought below, it's hot and I'm tired

I'm running Stage 1 BM3 on a 2012 N55 535i. Looking to do Stage 2 soon after I install an intercooler and DP.

As for the tune - it's great....OEM levels of smoothness and great power delivery. As many say, it's the area under the curve, rather than absolute KW output that makes the biggest difference to daily driving, and that's where BM3 is great.

The process of installing the tune though....can be quite frustrating for some but not all. Unfortunately for me I seemed to have hit quite a few roadblocks before finally successfully flashing my car. Having said that, their support is awesome and you will never be left to figure out a fix by yourself.

Here are the issues I had with installation that were all fixed through a quick email to support/googling myself:
  • Engine ECU (DME) was not supported by the system and could therefore not connect...quick email to support and they sent me an updated file.
  • Although it was highly recommended to connect a battery charger during the initial unlock and flash, I didn't...which was dumb and the flash did not complete succesfully (I believe BM3 halts if it detects lower voltage than is required). The result was I wasn't able to start the car...so I took another car to Autobarn to buy a battery charger. Retried the flash and it worked.
  • Although the system flashed successfully, I was now getting permanent DTC malfuction, cruise control failure, and some other annoying, but not car crippling errors. An email to support quickly identified my car's 2012 software as too old, and all ECUs required an update. Support was great and happy to remote in to do it for me. I couldn't wait though, and through the use of a guide and my knowledge of BMW coding, I updated it myself. Then I reflashed the map, and since then all has been great since

TLDR: You may hit some bumps during the tune process but these are always easy to fix and you will be well supported by their team. Tune quality is great.
Appreciate 0
      02-08-2019, 06:37 AM   #27
fzrashid
New Member
Australia
0
Rep
23
Posts

Drives: 2012 F20 125i
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Sydney, NSW

iTrader: (0)

Been running Stage 1 98 since last month. Got it really cheap at US$450. Mine is also the L9 variant and ver 2.1 seems to be the latest.

Could you guys share your vehicle details so that we can compare software versions, please?
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2019, 11:40 PM   #28
CobaltBlue
Registered
Australia
0
Rep
4
Posts

Drives: 2012 328i
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by fzrashid View Post
Got it really cheap at US$450.
Mind if I ask where from?
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2019, 04:13 AM   #29
fzrashid
New Member
Australia
0
Rep
23
Posts

Drives: 2012 F20 125i
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Sydney, NSW

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CobaltBlue View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by fzrashid View Post
Got it really cheap at US$450.
Mind if I ask where from?
Sure mate, the ebay seller that I purchased it from was running 10% off for black Friday. I stacked it up with ebay's own 10% discount.

Thats how I got it so cheap.
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2019, 10:19 PM   #30
CobaltBlue
Registered
Australia
0
Rep
4
Posts

Drives: 2012 328i
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by fzrashid View Post
Sure mate, the ebay seller that I purchased it from was running 10% off for black Friday. I stacked it up with ebay's own 10% discount.

Thats how I got it so cheap.
Ah, makes sense. Will need to keep an eye out then!
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2019, 11:28 PM   #31
Andypants
New Member
Andypants's Avatar
26
Rep
17
Posts

Drives: F30 328i
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Perth Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
BootMod3 Group Buy

Deleted

Last edited by Andypants; 03-02-2019 at 05:53 AM.. Reason: Additional Info added
Appreciate 1
feng79.50

      03-08-2019, 06:35 PM   #32
combivan
Private
20
Rep
56
Posts

Drives: 2012 328i
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Brisbane

iTrader: (0)

Anyone with a enet cable in Brisbane I can borrow? Mine is taking 2weeks to arrive. I want tune now!
Appreciate 0
      08-21-2019, 06:58 AM   #33
-Picard-
Admiral
-Picard-'s Avatar
Australia
0
Rep
7
Posts

Drives: F48 X1 25i, F30 328i, E39 540i
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Victoria

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckF30 View Post
Hey Aus forum,
Anyone running BM3? Particularly in the n20? Want to know about the experience
Cheers
Hi All,

Iím running BM3 on N20 328i stage 2 98RON OTS tune with Wagner competition catted DP, aluminium charge pipes and Milltek catback.

Very happy. 12mo now nil issues. Only smiles for miles.

Adjusted cold start off and dialled down crackles/pops on BM3 to remain sleeper and to suit my own tastes.

Added sound deadening to boot floor etc so no drone. Nice bassy purr at idle and deep growl on hard upshifts in Sport+. Fun.

Very noticeable improvement in sound and performance over stock, which was pretty zippy to begin with (for a daily especially).
Appreciate 0
      08-21-2019, 09:38 AM   #34
canman111
Enlisted Member
11
Rep
47
Posts

Drives: F30 328i RWD
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Picard- View Post
Hi All,

Iím running BM3 on N20 328i stage 2 98RON OTS tune with Wagner competition catted DP, aluminium charge pipes and Milltek catback.

Very happy. 12mo now nil issues. Only smiles for miles.

Adjusted cold start off and dialled down crackles/pops on BM3 to remain sleeper and to suit my own tastes.

Added sound deadening to boot floor etc so no drone. Nice bassy purr at idle and deep growl on hard upshifts in Sport+. Fun.

Very noticeable improvement in sound and performance over stock, which was pretty zippy to begin with (for a daily especially).
Very nice.
Good thing yourre not getting drone with both a catted and catback.

How'd you do sound deadening to boot floor if I may ask?
Appreciate 0
      08-21-2019, 04:29 PM   #35
-Picard-
Admiral
-Picard-'s Avatar
Australia
0
Rep
7
Posts

Drives: F48 X1 25i, F30 328i, E39 540i
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Victoria

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by canman111 View Post
Very nice.
Good thing yourre not getting drone with both a catted and catback.

How'd you do sound deadening to boot floor if I may ask?
Sure,

Obtain:
1. Dynamat Xtreme 19405 Trunk Kit Sound Deadener
2. Car Sound Deadening Deadener Application Roller

Then:
3. YouTube ĎDynamat trunk installationí.

It is applied to the boot floor to supplement the stock sound deadening, which looks similar but is limited in quantity. Itís basically a dense, sticky rubber sheet with a metal skin outer.

The stock sound deadening was adequate for stock exhaust but not otherwise.

As for choice of hardware, I think it was worth the extra. My hardware installer related to me examples (Focus RS etc) where heís later taken out installs of non-catted hardware as their owners grew tired/outgrew the excessive noise.

For clarity, significant hardware upgrades as follows:

Exhaust:
Dual Outlet Resonated Cat Back
Brand: Milltek Sport
Mfg#: SSXBM961

Intercooler and Downpipe:
BMW F-Series N20 EVO2 Competition Catted Package
Product Code: 700001043

I sourced sound deadening items 1 & 2 from eBay.

Best of luck!

Last edited by -Picard-; 08-21-2019 at 04:53 PM.. Reason: Clarity to reader
Appreciate 0
      08-23-2019, 05:24 AM   #36
canman111
Enlisted Member
11
Rep
47
Posts

Drives: F30 328i RWD
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Cool thanks for that Picard
I thought it was going to be an easy 5 min job.
But I might consider doing that as well soon.
Appreciate 0
      09-02-2019, 02:20 AM   #37
Oliver Twist
Registered
0
Rep
3
Posts

Drives: BMW 435i
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Anyone had a 435i stage 1 or 2 bootmod tune done?

OTS tune seems ok but do they have them for 98 octane fuel? I'm also wondering whether it's worth going the custom route and tweaking on dyno vs doing road tune + datalogs... used to do this with my old Imprezas but always managed to get better tunes on the dyno followed by a road tune check.. thinking catted DP and Stage 1.

I'm also really interested in their transmission maps, torque limits removed from 3rd and 6th gear but increased speed and smoother shifts...could really liven it up.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST