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Old 13th February 2006, 16:35   #1
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DMS in Las Vegas to Tune M5's (Adds 35-40 bhp)

I just got off the phone with DMS Automotive (www.dmsautomotive.com) and have arranged with them to send their Senior Engineer to Las Vegas this weekend (Feb 18, 2006 to Feb 19, 2006) specifically to tune five E60 M5 2006 cars.

DMS will fully delimit our cars (206+ mph), and raise the torque settings (remap the torque limit control for 3rd to 7th gear to allow more power to the box.) DMS leaves 1st and 2nd untouched to avoid shredding the diff. and the rest of the transmission. (DMS tells me that their own car was independently dyno'd at 546 bhp. I'm going to try and arrange a dyno this weekend for each car after the tuning ... that will cost a little extra, if you want it!)

DMS will remove the LC limiter, if requested, but they highly advise against it.

DMS tells me that their tuning DOES NOT VOID the BMWNA Warranty. They have Full BMW Cambus Diagnostic Creditation in the U.K which means they are licensed to service BMW's. DMS is a ten year old company that specializes in tuning high-end autos (i.e. BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Ferrari, Bently, etc.)

The cost is USD2,800 (USD2,500 if we get all five cars to tune) PLUS the share of a hotel room for 3 nights. 25% is due by Feb 14, 2006 and the balance on the day of tuning. Payment is by way of credit card, and paid directly to DMS.

If you're interested, you can call me at 702-238-5630 or email me at myron@lasvegaskiwi.com. Don't delay ... I have already filled two spots, without sending this email out!

*** If you know of anyone you owns a Porsche, they will tune that also, and if time permits!
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Old 13th February 2006, 17:34   #2
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I just got off the phone with DMS Automotive (www.dmsautomotive.com) and have arranged with them to send their Senior Engineer to Las Vegas this weekend (Feb 18, 2006 to Feb 19, 2006) specifically to tune five E60 M5 2006 cars.

DMS will fully delimit our cars (206+ mph), and raise the torque settings (remap the torque limit control for 3rd to 7th gear to allow more power to the box.) DMS leaves 1st and 2nd untouched to avoid shredding the diff. and the rest of the transmission. (DMS tells me that their own car was independently dyno'd at 546 bhp. I'm going to try and arrange a dyno this weekend for each car after the tuning ... that will cost a little extra, if you want it!)

DMS will remove the LC limiter, if requested, but they highly advise against it.

DMS tells me that their tuning DOES NOT VOID the BMWNA Warranty. They have Full BMW Cambus Diagnostic Creditation in the U.K which means they are licensed to service BMW's. DMS is a ten year old company that specializes in tuning high-end autos (i.e. BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Ferrari, Bently, etc.)

The cost is USD2,800 (USD2,500 if we get all five cars to tune) PLUS the share of a hotel room for 3 nights. 25% is due by Feb 14, 2006 and the balance on the day of tuning. Payment is by way of credit card, and paid directly to DMS.

If you're interested, you can call me at 702-238-5630 or email me at myron@lasvegaskiwi.com. Don't delay ... I have already filled two spots, without sending this email out!

*** If you know of anyone you owns a Porsche, they will tune that also, and if time permits!
Interesting, what do you mean by torque limit control? You mean the power is same for 1st and 2nd and only increased at 3rd to 7th gear?
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Old 13th February 2006, 17:37   #3
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DMS - Atl needs you

Anyone in Atlanta with E60 M5 interested in DMS ECU upgrade? If so let's coordinate for DMS Engineer to come to Atlanta after finishing with the Vegas team. This is a very good way to do this, IMO. DMS, are you reading and would you consider this/
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Hey catdog: 1st and 2nd remain unchanged. All the changes are made from
3rd through to 7th! By the way, I'm not a representative from DMS, I just arranged for them to come to LV and tune up my car!
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I would be interested to see the results of the post modification dyno.
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Hey catdog: 1st and 2nd remain unchanged. All the changes are made from
3rd through to 7th! By the way, I'm not a representative from DMS, I just arranged for them to come to LV and tune up my car!
i appreciate your sincerity but in the US we are more interested in gears 1-4 then 3-7...(at least i am)
spoke to dms rep but he never got back to me so would like to see the dyno numbers 1st
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lvegaskiwi, can you please shed some light on the background how this took place (1) and who you are (2), your affiliation with DMS (3) as a start?

What communication was done before to accomplish this(4).

In anycase it is interesting, but my gut feeling is that the BMW warranty will be invalid, I would be very surprised if this is not the case. If so we can get it in writing here and we'll show BMW NA: they most certainly say no.
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Gustav: I'm an M5 owner living in LV. I looked around for companies that specialized in tuning my M5. I found DMS online, emailed them, and then asked them if they would be interested in coming to LV specifically to tune some M5's. They said they would if I could find enough of them.

I do agree with you regarding BMWNA voiding my warranty (if I tell them that I just remapped my ECU) ! I don't plan on telling them ... and ... I don't expect them to know that my ECU has been changed!

You do raise a good point though - I guess I'll be the sacrificial lamb! My money says that I'll enjoy the increase without the VOIDED warranty.
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Again, as stated early on this board, be very careful. I had a long discussion with the service manager about this and he stated that when they do software updates, they cannot control if the ECU gets reflashed or not. They can print a list of components that get upgraded and can see if the ECU gets flashed.

So, word of warning, if you do this flash and you take your car in for software updates, it can get wiped away. All you can do is ask your service manager what components get updated and if the ECU is a component, then you have to choose - software update or keep your existing setup.

He did say that if you did the Dinan flash, they are allowed to put that back in anytime it gets overwritten for no charge.



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Gustav: I'm an M5 owner living in LV. I looked around for companies that specialized in tuning my M5. I found DMS online, emailed them, and then asked them if they would be interested in coming to LV specifically to tune some M5's. They said they would if I could find enough of them.

I do agree with you regarding BMWNA voiding my warranty (if I tell them that I just remapped my ECU) ! I don't plan on telling them ... and ... I don't expect them to know that my ECU has been changed!

You do raise a good point though - I guess I'll be the sacrificial lamb! My money says that I'll enjoy the increase without the VOIDED warranty.
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Any word on the DMS Tuning ???

Did it happen and if YES ... What were the results?
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