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      01-17-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Dinan releases their Performance Software for the N55 twin-scroll turbocharged BMW engine. Here are the details:

“After hundreds of hours of hard work by the Dinan engineering team the N55 Performance Software is now available for immediate download via OBDII at all Dinan Dealers around the world.

Dinan, the most trusted name in the BMW aftermarket is now offering the most anticipated Performance Software in years and as always is covered by the most comprehensive and longest warranty, a BMW new car factory matching warranty coverage up to 4 years / 50,000 miles.

It is well known that the N55 engine software has been a tough nut to crack. Our 4 full time software engineers were able to make a blistering fast software tune that will push your guts into your spine, smoke the tires and put a big smile on your face. Using years of experience tuning BMWs for the street as well as winning back-to-back Grand-AM DP Championships and the 2011 24 Hours of Daytona the Dinan team is the best in the business.

Dinan Performance Software is so much more than just tuning up the turbo boost. It is a fully re-tuned engine management program that maximizes power while keeping all the BMW factory safeguards in place. Protecting your BMW while giving the most performance is the definition of “Performance Without Sacrifice”. Drivetrain and engine components are analyzed for strength then the program is tested on the dyno and in the real world for durability and drivability. Dinan matches the new car warranty coverage for up to 4 years or 50,000 miles, including the possibility of consequential damages. The top speed governor is removed (X5 & X6 top speed, 155 mph), enabling the BMW to achieve its full potential.

Benefits:
+ Substantial Power Increase

+ Only Pure OBDII Software Upgrade On The Market
+ Better Drivability than “Piggyback” boxes

+ Hassle Free Operation

+ Huge Torque Gains Drastically Improves Acceleration

+ No Shipping! Available at ALL +130 Dinan Dealers Around the World

+ No Hesitation Between Shifts

+ Downloads through the BMW diagnostic port, the same way BMW loads software

+ Top Speed Governor Removed, you decided how fast you want to go (X5 & X6 top speed, 155 mph)

+ Factory Matching Warranty Coverage (4year/50,000 mi), no sleepless nights or being scared to go to the BMW dealer

+ Full Map Rescaling, for drivability from idle to wide open throttle and everywhere in between

+ Properly Returned Fuel Mixtures, to save you gas and protect your engine

+ Water Pump Speed Increased, to improve cooling
+ Retain All BMW Factory Engine Damage Safeguards

+ Free Dinan Software Updates for the Life of the Car, if BMW makes an update so do we.

Stage 2 Performance Software
$1999
355 Horsepower @ 5300 RPM
401 lb-ft of Torque @ 3500 RPM
Required Parts: None

Currently Available for:
2011, 2012 335i & 335i xDrive E90, E92, E93
2011, 2012 135i E82, E88
2012 X5 xDrive 35i E70
2011, 2012 X6 xDrive 35i E71

Available Soon:
535i & 535i xDrive F10
X3 xDrive 35i F25

[Source: Dinan ]
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Dinan Stage 2 for 2011 535i Now Available

Is the tune for the F10 N55 ready for my 535i
I keep hearing different conflicting reports?
My local Dinan rep quoted me stage 2 79hp
$1800 plus $600 for R & R engine becuase the
ECU is under the intake manifold?
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oh i can't wait when it's ready for my car
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Funny how Dinan claims to be the most trusted BMW modifier, lol.
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no lag between shifts! thats tempting some one should get this! really wanna see a full review by a member!
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Premature threadaculation

So still not available for the 2011-12 535i damnit.
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I just got an email from myu local Dinan and he told me it isn't
ready for my 2011 535i F10 he said Dinan is still working on it.
yeah that sucks... oh well soon i can wait up my sleeping 535i
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Patience, at least they are working on it and the numbers look good. 300 to 401 lb-ft, wow!
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Funny how Dinan claims to be the most trusted BMW modifier, lol.
I'm not aware of another tuner who offers a 4 year 50,000 mile with their products, do you know of any?
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I'm not aware of another tuner who offers a 4 year 50,000 mile with their products, do you know of any?
Don't have too much faith in that warranty.
What happens when a waste gate or turbo blows?
You think Dinan will just step up and repair it? Or will they blame BMW for bad waste gates and turbo's based on what happened with the N54 motor?
And once the dealer notices there's not top speed limiter or there's more power being produced than the engine is suppose to make, they'll void everything related to the engine too.
This has happened to 335 owners already.

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I'm not aware of another tuner who offers a 4 year 50,000 mile with their products, do you know of any?
No, do you?

Having a 4 year warranty 50k miles does not constitute the most trusted.

Hell, I can place a 4 year warranty 50k miles on something too.

Fact is, there are plenty of complaints regarding Dinans matching warranty and you should start by understanding that it isnt 4 year 50k mile from the date of install, instead it runs along your factory warranty.

http://www.dinancars.com/warranty.aspx READ IT! Surely you read it before installing their products on your car.

So, yes, if your talking about that link above, Hartge and AC Schnitzer both have similar warranties. As a matter of fact, Hartge takes it one step further and takes out a modification warranty with a Swiss warranter that runs for 2 year from date of install and is renewable for up to 5 years from the date of install.

Dinan does not towing to their facility, rental car! Their exclusion paragraph is enough to make my brain hurt, why dont they just make an inclusion sentence it will be shorter.

Hartge and AC Schnitzer are sold the world over and have a longer intimate relationship with BMW.

I am not knocking Dinan, I just think its incredible pompous and small minded to say the most trusted BMW modification company when their global reach is small.
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May I know how does this ECU refresh differ from powerbox eg. BMS JB3 for N55?

I am under the impression that Dinan, being one of the last to enter the market, does a more intensive testing.
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Are those HP/Torque figures at the crank or at the wheels?
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"The Authorized Dinan Dealer will, without charge for parts or labor, repair or replace the defective Dinan component(s), as well as any original vehicle manufacturer's component(s) that may have been directly affected by a Dinan component, using new or authorized remanufactured parts"

So if BMW blames Dinan for some failure caused by their part, and Dinan disagrees, you're stuck in the middle having to pay for the repairs, but how common is that really? There are lots of rumors online, but the only clear case I could find is for someone who had a problem after racing their car, and the Dinan warranty specifically says that they will not cover cars which are "operated in any competitive event". I'd be interested to see other examples.

This still blows away the other 3rd parties out there which are not taking any responsibility for the damage that could be caused by their parts, in fact some of them go as far as suggesting that you remove their parts before warranty claims to avoid being denied coverage, for example from a popular tuner: "we suggest removing any modifications prior to making a warranty claim. This is to ensure they are not causing the problem". If their part is causing the problem, removing the part is not going to magically cause the part to not cause the problem. This seems more like encouraging the customers to commit warranty fraud.

Personally, I won't give my money to companies with such unethical behavior. Dinan still looks to me like the best option out there, as long as you are ready to pay a premium.



Edit: I just checked out AC Schnitzer and they seem to provide a similar warranty to Dinan, kudos to them as well. It might be a bit trickier just in case something goes wrong since they are based in Europe. I also don't think they go through CARB certification which is required for the folks living in California. So my preference would still be for Dinan being in the US.
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"The Authorized Dinan Dealer will, without charge for parts or labor, repair or replace the defective Dinan component(s), as well as any original vehicle manufacturer's component(s) that may have been directly affected by a Dinan component, using new or authorized remanufactured parts"

So if BMW blames Dinan for some failure caused by their part, and Dinan disagrees, you're stuck in the middle having to pay for the repairs, but how common is that really? There are lots of rumors online, but the only clear case I could find is for someone who had a problem after racing their car, and the Dinan warranty specifically says that they will not cover cars which are "operated in any competitive event". I'd be interested to see other examples.

This still blows away the other 3rd parties out there which are not taking any responsibility for the damage that could be caused by their parts, in fact some of them go as far as suggesting that you remove their parts before warranty claims to avoid being denied coverage, for example from a popular tuner: "we suggest removing any modifications prior to making a warranty claim. This is to ensure they are not causing the problem". If their part is causing the problem, removing the part is not going to magically cause the part to not cause the problem. This seems more like encouraging the customers to commit warranty fraud.

Personally, I won't give my money to companies with such unethical behavior. Dinan still looks to me like the best option out there, as long as you are ready to pay a premium.



Edit: I just checked out AC Schnitzer and they seem to provide a similar warranty to Dinan, kudos to them as well. It might be a bit trickier just in case something goes wrong since they are based in Europe. I also don't think they go through CARB certification which is required for the folks living in California. So my preference would still be for Dinan being in the US.
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I'm confused...you start a thread stating that the tune is available for F10 535i and then when reading the text quoted it says that the tune will "available soon"...
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No, do you?

Having a 4 year warranty 50k miles does not constitute the most trusted.

Hell, I can place a 4 year warranty 50k miles on something too.

Fact is, there are plenty of complaints regarding Dinans matching warranty and you should start by understanding that it isnt 4 year 50k mile from the date of install, instead it runs along your factory warranty.

http://www.dinancars.com/warranty.aspx READ IT! Surely you read it before installing their products on your car.

So, yes, if your talking about that link above, Hartge and AC Schnitzer both have similar warranties. As a matter of fact, Hartge takes it one step further and takes out a modification warranty with a Swiss warranter that runs for 2 year from date of install and is renewable for up to 5 years from the date of install.

Dinan does not towing to their facility, rental car! Their exclusion paragraph is enough to make my brain hurt, why dont they just make an inclusion sentence it will be shorter.

Hartge and AC Schnitzer are sold the world over and have a longer intimate relationship with BMW.

I am not knocking Dinan, I just think its incredible pompous and small minded to say the most trusted BMW modification company when their global reach is small.
ACS and Hartge are great as well but pretty non existent here in the US compared to Dinan. I'd venture to say you'd have a hell of a harder time with a warranty claim from those two then Dinan here in the US. Since Dinan's market is here that's to whom they are directing that press release and they are right there isn't anyone in the BMW tuning community here in the US who backs their products like Dinan. That said I don't have any Dinan products and since I don't care about the warranty I have no need for them. Besides if someone has paid for everything they offer for the 550i for example they've already overpaid enough to cover 90% of all possible issues.
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ACS and Hartge are great as well but pretty non existent here in the US compared to Dinan. I'd venture to say you'd have a hell of a harder time with a warranty claim from those two then Dinan here in the US. Since Dinan's market is here that's to whom they are directing that press release and they are right there isn't anyone in the BMW tuning community here in the US who backs their products like Dinan.
My point exactly. The same be said about Dinan anywhere else outside America. My point is, the article is written as if nothing exists outside America, I think its disrespectful and false to claim to be the most reputable BMW modification company.
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