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      09-05-2011, 03:59 PM   #1
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Dinan 550i S1 15% off

checked out the Dinan site this weekend and they are running a 15% off special through the end of October. Stage 1 tune for the 550i F10 looks like its included.

I'll call them tomorrow and ask - that would save about $450
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definitely let us know, I've been considering the stage 1 and this may swing my decision
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good news

talked to Scott with Dinan today and yes the 550i Stage 1 tune is part of the 15% special. Your authorized Dinan dealer will take it off the price.

He also mentioned they are working on suspension, intake and exhaust upgrades for the F10
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Wow, Stage 2 in now available, 501hp - 580ft/lbs

Improved low end with boost coming on strong in first and second gears

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After many hours for further research, tuning and testing we have improved on our hugely popular Stage 1 Performance Software. Our team was able to make Stage 2 much faster by improving turbo response across the power-band. This tuning is especially noticeable in the first two gears, now catapulting the car off the line. Tuned for a smooth power-band to put down predictable and even power in all gears and throttle positions. This smoothness improves the quality of the shifting and the overall drivability.

From a standing start (with the traction control fully disengaged) all it takes is the press of the throttle to the floor to get the tires spinning. The everyday practicality of a full size sedan with the fun of a sports car, this is the definition of "Performance Without Sacrifice".
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for another $500 it doesnt really seem like you get too much...
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for another $500 it doesnt really seem like you get too much...
not much in peak HP/TQ numbers - It would interesting to see the new HP/Torque curves.

Maybe some folks with Stage 1 could weigh in on their opinions of the low end torque on the current tune.
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In my opinion, Dinan should not even call this as a S2, they are simply correcting the slight flaw on S1 by adjusting the power delivery from mid range to low range, given that there is immaterial gain of hp & tq. For $500 for something like this adjustment is not justified, but then I am sure there are other die hard Dinan fans will totally disagree by suggesting for just $500, what more do you want type of response. To me, if Dinan is charging that much for a S1, they should simply provide the necesary tech support & software update at N/C.

I guess if you are happy with this S2, then that's what matter the most.

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I'd also like to see the hp/tq curves of both stages, but I agree, this should have been something included in the S1 for no additional charge or offered as a free update to current S1 owners. To call this Stage 2, charge another $500 and only add a couple HP/tq is kind of a joke.
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I had the Dinan Stage 2 installed today, and it's no joke --- totally different car with much more power and torque off the line. Before, you felt the most power and torque from 60-100mph, and now you can feel it all the way from the start --- amazing.

I haven't had much time to play with it since I had to go back to work, but I'll write more later as I have some fun in the car. I can tell now, my rear Michelins aren't going to last very long.
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So you had S1 and upgraded or went straight to S2?
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I had S1 and upgraded for around $500.
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So how much is the Dinan 1 or 2 with or without the 15% off?
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Stage 1 is $2999, and Stage 2 is $3499.
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Thanks, thats not too bad. Wish that was available in Europe.
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My Dinan authorized dealer is only a couple miles from my house (BMW Gallery, Norwood MA) I'm very tempted now... Was planning on holding off till Spring but with this pricing hmmm....

Also does it matter if your has xdrive??
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My Dinan authorized dealer is only a couple miles from my house (BMW Gallery, Norwood MA) I'm very tempted now... Was planning on holding off till Spring but with this pricing hmmm....

Also does it matter if your has xdrive??
Do it! We recently did it to our 550i and WHOA what a difference haha! Wish you were local to check out the difference between stock and Stage 1!
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Really?? Now the question is... Is stage 2 with only a few hp I increase worth $500??
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exactly....I just ran the 1/4 mile with my F10 550i xDrive Dinan Stage 1 coming in at 12.485 @ 110.83mph....Im going to go get stage2 and see the difference....with 15% off its $425....not too bad....
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Really?? Now the question is... Is stage 2 with only a few hp I increase worth $500??
It's way worth it because all that power was reprogrammed to be available at the low end instead of coming in hard around 60mph.
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Really?? Now the question is... Is stage 2 with only a few hp I increase worth $500??
We're happy with Stage 1! For the 6 extra hp and extra bit of tq, throw that toward some AR Downpipes!
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You should have gone with stage 2 --- much faster to 60mph --- of course you can always do it later right?
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