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Some of you wanted to see my car after Dinan got through with it--so the link below should take you to another thread I responded to and where I posted pictures. I did the Dinan rims, with 275s up front and 285s at the rear, CAI, Air Flow meters, Headers, Exhaust, and Stage 2 suspension. Next up is a BBK and pedal and shift linkage upgrades from Beastpower. Car runs great.

I hope this link takes you there--my pictures haven't hit the gallery yet. I responed to the link below where I posted pictures too. My response is #23 to the link entitled "is it recommeneded to get 19" wheels"

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=478451&postcount=23
 

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Pics look great Mark. Have you talked to the powerchip people yet?
We need to set up another bay area get together! Our east bay contingent is growing.
Mike
 

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Did you have the Stage V Dinan software installed as part of the Dinan package?
If so, did it raise your idle speed to 950-1000RPM's?

alpineblue said:
Some of you wanted to see my car after Dinan got through with it--so the link below should take you to another thread I responded to and where I posted pictures. I did the Dinan rims, with 275s up front and 285s at the rear, CAI, Air Flow meters, Headers, Exhaust, and Stage 2 suspension. Next up is a BBK and pedal and shift linkage upgrades from Beastpower. Car runs great.

I hope this link takes you there--my pictures haven't hit the gallery yet. I responed to the link below where I posted pictures too. My response is #23 to the link entitled "is it recommeneded to get 19" wheels"

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47458
 

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mottati said:
Pics look great Mark. Have you talked to the powerchip people yet?
We need to set up another bay area get together! Our east bay contingent is growing.
Mike
I have, and Edge emailed them my data file--I am planning on driving the car to santa monica to let them work with it for the day. they think there is another 10 - 15 hp available. given my rear wheel hp of 330--and accounting for 18% driveline loss--i am only getting 402 gross hp--which is pathetic--vs dinan's claim of 431. so either my car was a dog to begin with--or the dyno results aren't that accurate compared to dinan. while the car feels definitely stronger--i am not making the horsepower dinan claims. of course i have to discount that the CAI and Air Flow meters probably don't add anything--so I have to eliminate up to 10 hp there. Anyway--we do need to hook up with the group again.
 

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Mark, like I said before beautiful car... def your car needs tunning... I think with powerchip you'll be fine. Your car and Mikes are pretty much putting identical numbers... I think with the appropiate tunning you will gain all that lost hp. My 3 series is getting tunning done... I know it gained 30whp just by tunning (FI)... Im sure you will gain ur hp too.
As for the meet... we should def hook up again... we should all wait till you get ur powerchip, me Im getting Technik ECU, and maybe mottati SS headers=)... we could have fun comparing dyno runs... I'll call Mark (2ms) he wants to hook up again too.. he is also getting into mods (I think).
 

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Alpinablue,

Beautiful car, i think it looks fantastic,

I think your low bhp umbers are more the dyno than the car to be honest, but it would be best if you could do comparison runs with other m5's imho
 
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