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I was finally able to get the Active Autowerke tune for my ECU. After a number of failed attempts at a local shop due to technical issues, today was finally the day. All I have to say is WOW!!! Dan already did a detailed write up on his recent tune and I have nothing to add. The performance increase was noticeable immediately as I drove away from the shop. Like Dan, I highly recommend!

Here's just a quick drive by clip from the test run after the install. The video was taken with my phone hence the crappy quality. BTW- first time I've heard my car from anywhere other than behind the wheel...


 

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Nice video , enjoy the new tune .
 

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Awesome! Congrats Mike!

Happy to hear that your experience with AA software is the same as mine.
A great improvement compared to stock!

I assure you - it will be more smiles from here on.

Push your car even harder when safety permits, accelerate harder, cruise and shift on higher RPM, quickly thump the gas pedal and I assure you - you will continue to be impressed on how good their software is.

Take care bud. God bless and drive safely always.
 

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Did one of you go to the dealer to see if it voided the warranty? I would get this if I was guaranteed not to screw with the warranty lol
 

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Very nice NCM6Cabrio. I agree and second all your comments about the Active tune. I made the mistake of choosing the Dinan tune a few years and ago (lost power on the dyno) and when I got the Active tune I could immediately tell a difference.
 

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Did one of you go to the dealer to see if it voided the warranty? I would get this if I was guaranteed not to screw with the warranty lol

The dealer cannot tell that the ECU has been modded unless your ECU is sent back to Germany. They are the only ones who can see if it has been tampered with. So unless you have an engine breakdown, and they have a feeling that you have tampered with the ECU, and decide to send it to Germany for testing. You should be more then okay.

It won't void your convertible top warranty, or anything else unrelated to the engine for that matter.
 

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My understanding is the same.

When I upgraded my ECU software on my E39 M5 - I chose Powerchip. Great software.
Powerchip assured me software changes is transparent to BMW dealerships.
I was able to confirm this when I had to take my M5 to the dealer to update stock ECU software post Powerchip tune in order to address a BMW service bulletin.

I took my car to the dealer, they uploaded latest version of BMW software on my M5.
Dealer never mentioned anything about software tampering.
Once I got my M5 back from the dealer - I had Powerchip reload their software again.
Zero issues on the above.

On my M6, I contacted AA prior to going forward with their software tune.
I was assured the same - that software changes is transparent to BMW dealership.\
And if I had to take my car back to the dealership for BMW software update - AA will reflash my software back for free.

However, if you call your dealer and ask them if aftermarket software upgrade will void the warranty - you can pretty much bet their answer would be yes.

As I have posted here and going through 2 software tunes already on 2 different cars - I will not go back to stock software.

Just sharing my thoughts and experience. We each take risks in our daily life and my experience may be different than others.

The dealer cannot tell that the ECU has been modded unless your ECU is sent back to Germany. They are the only ones who can see if it has been tampered with. So unless you have an engine breakdown, and they have a feeling that you have tampered with the ECU, and decide to send it to Germany for testing. You should be more then okay.

It won't void your convertible top warranty, or anything else unrelated to the engine for that matter.
 

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Yea, I knew it wouldn't void any other warranty besides the engine, but that was my main concern haha.

If it is transparent to BMW, then I think I may go ahead with it. I just didn't want them giving any kind of excuse they could give in case of a minor problem. They tried to blame my exhaust on the 2007 for a bad injector if you can believe that. It didn't take long for me to convince them that they would be fixing it under warranty though.

The free flashing back to the tune will sell me on it though. I think I will give AA a shot...thanks for the responses!
 

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You're welcome.

And yes, dealership will always try and find a way to get out of warranty repairs as that would mean money going out instead of money going in.

Yea, I knew it wouldn't void any other warranty besides the engine, but that was my main concern haha.

If it is transparent to BMW, then I think I may go ahead with it. I just didn't want them giving any kind of excuse they could give in case of a minor problem. They tried to blame my exhaust on the 2007 for a bad injector if you can believe that. It didn't take long for me to convince them that they would be fixing it under warranty though.

The free flashing back to the tune will sell me on it though. I think I will give AA a shot...thanks for the responses!
 

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NCM6, Mpowered, (also known by their new name, Import Motorwerks) are good people and have done a bunch of work on my M6, including the same software. If you ever want to check out any other mods before you buy just have those guys contact me and I can meet you up there.
 

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NCM6, Mpowered, (also known by their new name, Import Motorwerks) are good people and have done a bunch of work on my M6, including the same software. If you ever want to check out any other mods before you buy just have those guys contact me and I can meet you up there.
Josh- I couldn't agree more- Import Motorwerks are a good bunch of guys. What else have you had them do for you?
 

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They've installed my exhaust, springs, brake lines, pulleys, headlights, mirror covers, and the rear diffuser hopefully next week. I've got a bunch of other mods inside and out they didnt do too like wheels, tint, front lip, escort, dvd, and some carbon fiber do dads.

Hit me up at josh at greygrouptraining dot com for details.
 
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