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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ladera Ranch, CA
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Congrats on your new beast! Its beautiful and I know how you feel coz I just picked mine up in June-one of the last of the 2010's.
First thing I did was had the dealer install Dinan software and underdrive pulley at the 1200 mile service, and then followed the board's member reccs and did the RPI scoops, block offs, charcoal deletes, and bmc filters. The dang thing hauls.
You can do the "RPI" stuff yourself or with a semi-mechanically inclined friend and there are links on the RPI website on how-to-do the scoops and blockoffs. Takes about an hour.
I think there are some really hot tunes out there that easily better the Dinan, (most of the tunes raise rev limiter, remove 155 mph top speed limiter, improve driveability, but some seem to offer more) but the dealer can do the Dinan plus a pulley for about 2k. I'd check out the tune that RPI offers, and there's a great video out from a board member called dafstst called "A must see short film M6 Enthusiasts"-check it out! Well worth the price of admission.