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Based on the number of positive reviews on this forum, I decided to go with Evolve to tune my M5 6MT. I have a Dinan S3 tune on my 545i, but this time around I wanted something different that would put a continuous smile on my face.

I will try not to bore everyone and will keep it short, out of the box in P400 Mode, the throttle was noticeably snappier than stock, the car accelerates more quickly and pulls harder throughout. In fact, it was close to stock P500S IMO. A clear improvement
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P500S Mode was an all out assault; the torque down low is intoxicating, 1<sup>st</sup> - 2<sup>nd </sup>– 3<sup>rd</sup> shifts were spinning the tires. The car pulls extremely hard to redline in every gear; it definitely plants you in your seat and keeps you there. On the highway in 6th gear at 60 mph, you simply step on the accelerator and the car moves out with ease, no need to downshift. The new found torque and acceleration never lets up, this thing rips through gears; the transformation is simply amazing. If you are on the fence, do as other have done; just do it with Evolve. You will be a VERY happy camper.

Salman was extremely knowledgeable and was very patient with me during the tuning process. I was rather impatient, but the wait is more than worth it. These guys know what they are doing and delivered a bullet train. Thank you.

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Try it with a catless setup and their stage 3 tune. :biggrinbounce: When I first got their tune Nov 11' I was completely blown away! I knew I had to go all out and get the stage 3 setup with catless headers. Worth every penny!

Good choice on not going with Dinan for software. You would have been very displeased.
 

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Been considering a tune ever since I got mine but never got around to it. Is evolve really that good?
 

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Try it with a catless setup and their stage 3 tune. :biggrinbounce: When I first got their tune Nov 11' I was completely blown away! I knew I had to go all out and get the stage 3 setup with catless headers. Worth every penny!

Good choice on not going with Dinan for software. You would have been very displeased.
Quit spending my pennies, LOL! I will have to look into the stage 3 set up down the line. Thanks.



Been considering a tune ever since I got mine but never got around to it. Is evolve really that good?
Absolutely. The difference it far from subtle.
 
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Dan,

When I'm back from my business trip I'll let you drive my car. Although, I have Evolve Race-R headers with Evolve's Stage 3 tune. Fair warning though...driving my car may make you spend more money lol. Gian is afraid to drive my car for that very reason =P


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Try it with a catless setup and their stage 3 tune. :biggrinbounce: When I first got their tune Nov 11' I was completely blown away! I knew I had to go all out and get the stage 3 setup with catless headers. Worth every penny!

Good choice on not going with Dinan for software. You would have been very displeased.
Hmmm. I have the Dinan stage 3 tune and it's been great for me but I can only wonder with my catless headers the Evolve tune would be like. I know that Dinan isn't the most aggressive tune. I've always wondered about the Evolve tune and have heard great things about the tune.
 

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Hmmm. I have the Dinan stage 3 tune and it's been great for me but I can only wonder with my catless headers the Evolve tune would be like. I know that Dinan isn't the most aggressive tune. I've always wondered about the Evolve tune and have heard great things about the tune.
Yaphet, I previously had the Dinan Stage 3 tune because I had the Dinan intakes and also because I was still under factory warranty so I didn't want the dealership to blame anything on the tune. I changed to the Evolve stage 1 tune first (pre-catless headers) and then upgraded to Evolve stage 3 after I got the Race-R headers. World of a difference. The Dinan tune is so conservative. I wish I hadn't spent the money on the Dinan tune, TBH. Although I guess you can't really put a price for "peace of mind", as I previously mentioned.

I highly recommend you consider making the change. You'll be able to flash back and forth between your Dinan tune and your Evolve tune if you want, with the Evolve-R cable. However, I haven't even thought about going back to the Dinan tune since flashing the Evolve onto my car.
 
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Yaphet, I previously had the Dinan Stage 3 tune because I had the Dinan intakes and also because I was still under factory warranty so I didn't want the dealership to blame anything on the tune. I changed to the Evolve stage 1 tune first (pre-catless headers) and then upgraded to Evolve stage 3 after I got the Race-R headers. World of a difference. The Dinan tune is so conservative. I wish I hadn't spent the money on the Dinan tune, TBH. Although I guess you can't really put a price for "peace of mind", as I previously mentioned.

I highly recommend you consider making the change. You'll be able to flash back and forth between your Dinan tune and your Evolve tune if you want, with the Evolve-R cable. However, I haven't even thought about going back to the Dinan tune since flashing the Evolve onto my car.
Damn you Randy! lol. That's not what I needed to hear!!! Now I gotta find a way to "justify" getting it. I went with Dinan for the same reasons but now at 113k mi, I'm obviously well out of warranty. I'm never out to be the fastest as I can't even imagine being any faster but man this Evolve tune sounds pretty dog on good and I've been reading about it for years now. It's really hard to justify the $$ for a new tune (especially being retired) but it's always you board members that motivate me to keep going. I remember going to my first meet and run 4 years ago when I got my beast just happy as can be being bone stock with absolutely no plans for mods until I saw and heard everyone else's beasts!
 

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Damn you Randy! lol. That's not what I needed to hear!!! Now I gotta find a way to "justify" getting it. I went with Dinan for the same reasons but now at 113k mi, I'm obviously well out of warranty. I'm never out to be the fastest as I can't even imagine being any faster but man this Evolve tune sounds pretty dog on good and I've been reading about it for years now. It's really hard to justify the $$ for a new tune (especially being retired) but it's always you board members that motivate me to keep going. I remember going to my first meet and run 4 years ago when I got my beast just happy as can be being bone stock with absolutely no plans for mods until I saw and heard everyone else's beasts!
Haha! I'm sorry. I'm just speaking the truth having experienced both tunes. The throttle response and power of the Evolve tune just blew my Dinan tune out of the water. I guess I could flash back just to see what it used to be like, but I'm pretty sure I'll want to flash right back to my Evolve tune pretty quickly lol. Completely different experience and I personally think the Evolve one is better in every way.

You can always do what I do when I can't decide on what to do. Flip a coin :thumbsup:

And yes, I was like that too when I bought my car. Happy how it was and wasn't planning to mod. Didn't help that my other bimmer friends kept modding. It first started off with cosmetics, and then segwayed into performance...no regrets though, not even spending the money on the Dinan tune since it 1. gave me peace of mind 2. allowed me to experience how Evolve's tune compared to it.
 

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The stage 2 tune sounds like a great idea. I will have to look into this further.
 

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Thanks for the very to the point review!

If anyone has any questions, how ever detailed they may be, please do not hesitate to email direct to salman at evolveautomotive.com

This tuning has been continually improved over the years and at every stage people have noticed all the same improvements.

This latest version has been around for around a year now and everyone is updated (if you are not then this is a reminder to contact us for you free update).

The tuning does wake up the engine and you will feel it. Add some intakes from us and you will really hear it too!
 

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Thanks for the very to the point review!

If anyone has any questions, how ever detailed they may be, please do not hesitate to email direct to salman at evolveautomotive.com

This tuning has been continually improved over the years and at every stage people have noticed all the same improvements.

This latest version has been around for around a year now and everyone is updated (if you are not then this is a reminder to contact us for you free update).

The tuning does wake up the engine and you will feel it. Add some intakes from us and you will really hear it too!
Latest version? :eek:

I got my stage three tune in September 2012. Has there been an update since then? I remember around March 2012 or so there was a big update you guys did then when I had stage two.
 

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Haha! I'm sorry. I'm just speaking the truth having experienced both tunes. The throttle response and power of the Evolve tune just blew my Dinan tune out of the water. I guess I could flash back just to see what it used to be like, but I'm pretty sure I'll want to flash right back to my Evolve tune pretty quickly lol. Completely different experience and I personally think the Evolve one is better in every way.

You can always do what I do when I can't decide on what to do. Flip a coin :thumbsup:

And yes, I was like that too when I bought my car. Happy how it was and wasn't planning to mod. Didn't help that my other bimmer friends kept modding. It first started off with cosmetics, and then segwayed into performance...no regrets though, not even spending the money on the Dinan tune since it 1. gave me peace of mind 2. allowed me to experience how Evolve's tune compared to it.
HA!
I just pulled the trigger on cosmetics! I definitely want to add performance mods, but afraid because of my warranty. Doesn't help that Isaac is in my backyard with his e60. The fellas at evolve have a solid reputation with this board. They have offered a wealth of knowledge when diagnosing the e39 and e60 m5. when the time comes for me to add a tune, I work with the fellas at Evolve.
 

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HA!
I just pulled the trigger on cosmetics! I definitely want to add performance mods, but afraid because of my warranty. Doesn't help that Isaac is in my backyard with his e60. The fellas at evolve have a solid reputation with this board. They have offered a wealth of knowledge when diagnosing the e39 and e60 m5. when the time comes for me to add a tune, I work with the fellas at Evolve.
Lol! Sorry. hiha
 

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I installed the stage 1 tune a couple of weeks ago. Seems like the top end increased a little. I'll confirm how much when I visit the 1/4 mile track :)

The biggest butt dyno improvement to me is you get 100% of the power 100% of the time. When I was stock the car would sometimes pull really hard and other times it would just pull hard. Tough to describe in words, anyhow with Evolve it's now consistently balls out!
 

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I installed the stage 1 tune a couple of weeks ago. Seems like the top end increased a little. I'll confirm how much when I visit the 1/4 mile track :)

The biggest butt dyno improvement to me is you get 100% of the power 100% of the time. When I was stock the car would sometimes pull really hard and other times it would just pull hard. Tough to describe in words, anyhow with Evolve it's now consistently balls out!
Consistency is not a word that many people use to describe one of the aspects of our tune but it is most certainly a major one.
 
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