Evolve Automotive Tune Experience - BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums

Go Back   BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums > BMW M5, M5 Touring, M6 and Z8 Forums > E90 M3 Sedan, E92 M3 Coupe, E93 M3 Convertible, E46 M3 and E36 M3, Z4 M and Z4 M Coupe

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Mkpoto

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19th January 2013, 07:07   #1
Mkpoto
Member, Sport: Off DSC: On (>50 posts)
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicago

Garage: 335i Silver

Sales Feedback: (0)

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Evolve Automotive Tune Experience

I have been researching long and hard to find the perfect setup for my car. To start I had VS Motorsports update my car to the BMW 231E software after reading many reviews about how the car had dramatically changed. I went ahead and did so. I had several other bolts on modifications to the car such as intake and exhaust. It increased the overall sound, but really did not feel a difference in power that I was expecting.

I was always have been a skeptic about tunes and what they actually did and achieve) I would see threads about how great each tune would make the car feel, but never any dyno graphs to show exactly what kind of power or different the tune made. After researching and talking to several members, I finally decided to make my plunge and this is where Evolve comes to play.

I had spoken with Evolve several times before making the plunge to the Evolve Stage II. I have been following their E-Tronic development thread for some time and when Evolve offered me this unit I could not resist. You can read my full write up here: EVOLVE E-tronic Exhaust Review - BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)


I went over to Dean's Performance to have my car dyno'd. The car was equipped with the stock elbow with a K&N Filter, and the full Evolve Exhaust (x-pipe with 200cpsi cats) I wanted the IAT to be as low as possible and ECT to be at around normal running temperature. When the results were consistent (with no heat soak) We started to run the car to the point where the car would not make anymore power. So I knew for a fact this was the best power my car could make under these conditions.


During the Dyno Session:
We keep going and the car made 354.63whp and 269.78tq. After some adjustments were made by Evolve l I uploaded the tune and let the car idle. During idle, you can hear the change in engine sound. It was a much deeper sound then it was before.

1st Pull – There was hardly any gains on this pull. I was told by Evolve that the car would need to have about 3-4 pulls for the dyno to adapt. Evolve also told me that during the downtime of uploading the tune the engine would heatsoak, but once the car had a few more pulls the IAT will come down and the car once started would replace the hot air with the cool air from outside of the car.

2nd Pull – This is where things started to get exciting, the power started to climb up ever so slightly.

3rd Pull – It made more power especially after 4000RPM to redline

4th Pull – Pretty much I jizzed myself the car had made more power on a few modifications.

5th and final Pull – This is when the numbers were the same as the 4th Pull and we decided to stop.

I was very happy with the gains that I was able to get with the Evolve tune. While the peak hp was what Evolve stated, I was more impressed with how power started to build from 4000rpm to redline.

I was well aware that there would not be much gain before 4000rpm. If I did see gains below that it would most likely not be from the tune but from the DME resetting the adaptations, which told me that the pull would not be accurate.

Here is my Dyno Chart.
Uncorrected


SAE




Video from the dyno
+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

Driving After Tune:
The weather is pretty cold in Chicago (+19 degrees) but driving the car has changed drastically. There is no hesitation in how the power comes on and the power feels really smooth all through out the gears.

Don’t get me wrong the stock car is nice, but the response when stepping on the gas pedal is very sedated and very rough.

After installing the tune, the E-Tronic exhaust had a different note to it (very hard to explain) And I know I might sound crazy, but that made me feel like something had changed for the better.
Mkpoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 02:06   #3
Kit523
Member, Sport: On DSC: On (>100 posts)
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Richmond

Garage: 2009 AW E90 M3

Sales Feedback: (0)

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Nice, I know exactly what you mean by the different exhaust note you mentioned haha. Glad to see another happy M member with a good tune
Kit523 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
e92, evolve, tune



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Evolve Automotive Alpha-N Experience Mike S. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 154 27th December 2012 15:23
Anyone have experience with Evolve Tune, Singh Tune, Ess Tune? V10 S85 E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 5 11th June 2012 11:02
My Evolve Stage 2 Tune Experience! Ahmed E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 21 20th March 2012 05:22
REVIEW: Evolve Automotive Stage 1 Tune for E90 M3 flipm3 E90 M3 Sedan, E92 M3 Coupe, E93 M3 Convertible, E46 M3 and E36 M3, Z4 M and Z4 M Coupe 3 16th March 2012 07:30
REVIEW: Evolve Automotive Stage 1 ECU tune w/ Alpha-N josiahg52 E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 54 3rd October 2011 23:11

Loading...

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 23:29.



Everything Copyright 2000-2008. Do not use ANYTHING from this site without written permission. All images, graphics, sound files, video files and text appearing on this web site are the exclusive property of m5board.com and are protected under international copyright laws. All images, graphics, sound files, video files and text on this site are for on-screen and on-site viewing and listening only. No part of this web site may be reproduced, copied, saved, stored, manipulated, or used in any form for personal or commercial purposes without the prior written permission of m5board.com. Use of any image or graphic as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration is a violation of the copyright. Any copyright infringement will be prosecuted to the full extent of federal and international copyright laws. M5board.com is an enthusiast board and we don't condone any dangerous activity. Our airfield events are completely safe based on years of experience, we conduct them during clear visibility with mature participants that have several years of experience with high-performance automobiles, large unobstructed run-off zones on sealed off private former military airbases and we clearly mark the braking zones. If inexperienced with high speed driving we do not recommend organizing your own event but attending a high-performance driving school. The use of the term "BMW" on this site is for reference only, and does not imply any connection between m5board.com and BMW AG or BMW North America.