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post #51 of 1104 Old 8th September 2011, 08:10 PM
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I've seen a marked improvement, most prominent difference on the 1-2 upshift

RPI Scoops, CF delete, Euro SMG Software (Ver. 3)
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I've seen a marked improvement, most prominent difference on the 1-2 upshift


Was it easy? Also can you post video of the launch control in action?
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I'm just waiting for a day of dry weather. We haven't had one in South Eastern PA since... what... Monday? It's crazy. Rivers flooding, frogs, locusts, water turning to blood, cats and dogs, living together... etc...

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I'm just waiting for a day of dry weather. We haven't had one in South Eastern PA since... what... Monday? It's crazy. Rivers flooding, frogs, locusts, water turning to blood, cats and dogs, living together... etc...
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Any idea id the blueTooth OBDII connectors are any good?

Like this one: ELM/327 OBD2 OBDII Bluetooth Diagnostic Interface 1.4 | eBay

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That is a generic ODBII reader. You will need the K+Dcan for talking to the BMW modules.
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I'm just waiting for a day of dry weather. We haven't had one in South Eastern PA since... what... Monday? It's crazy. Rivers flooding, frogs, locusts, water turning to blood, cats and dogs, living together... etc...
Mass hysteria!
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Talked to my dealer today. (my e60 is out of warranty, and I know my tech and service man personally.)

For US service techs all the machines are loaded for US spec. Before the specs were on cd, but now they are located on a server in packages. In order to load this mod, they would have to wipe the machine, load EU mods, do it, then reload US mods.

So, I will buying a cord and loading it myself. we will see. Keep us updated.

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I ran the update tonight. It was very easy. Just download the files in the torrent on one of the previous posts and use the info from the OP (I used the PDF and the program number). the programming only took ~30 seconds to complete. The longest part was setting up the program and importing all the data.

After the update, all I have to say is WOW, What A Difference! This is probably the best mod anyone can do to the M5. Shifts were significantly smoother than before (even when I was driving in S5) and the car will undoubtedly be more comfortable on my daily commute. I didn't try D1 because I normally drive the car in S5, but I bet it is much smoother as well if the S5 performance improvement is any indication.

I hadn't tried launch control yet so I took the car out to a nice long and straight country road and tested it out for the first time tonight.

Let's just say, make sure you tuck in before you let go of the shifter :-). I followed the launch control instructions and right when it hit 4K RPM's, I let go of the shifter and the car almost immediately red-lined while spinning the tires. Thanks to the new program, it up-shifted automatically at the red-line. It spun the tires through second gear and finally caught the road when it shifted into third. Next time I try this, it will be on a better rd... I couldn't get any traction... When I got home 5 minutes later, I could still smell the burning rubber... I smell a new set of tires in my near future
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I ran the update tonight. It was very easy. Just download the files in the torrent on one of the previous posts and use the info from the OP (I used the PDF and the program number). the programming only took ~30 seconds to complete. The longest part was setting up the program and importing all the data.

After the update, all I have to say is WOW, What A Difference! This is probably the best mod anyone can do to the M5. Shifts were significantly smoother than before (even when I was driving in S5) and the car will undoubtedly be more comfortable on my daily commute. I didn't try D1 because I normally drive the car in S5, but I bet it is much smoother as well if the S5 performance improvement is any indication.

I hadn't tried launch control yet so I took the car out to a nice long and straight country road and tested it out for the first time tonight.

Let's just say, make sure you tuck in before you let go of the shifter :-). I followed the launch control instructions and right when it hit 4K RPM's, I let go of the shifter and the car almost immediately red-lined while spinning the tires. Thanks to the new program, it up-shifted automatically at the red-line. It spun the tires through second gear and finally caught the road when it shifted into third. Next time I try this, it will be on a better rd... I couldn't get any traction... When I got home 5 minutes later, I could still smell the burning rubber... I smell a new set of tires in my near future
Thanks for the detailed review and glad you like! This really is something the whole forum should jump on!
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I wanted to get a video with my iPhone but you really should have both hands on the steering wheel once you let go of the shifter

I am going to try and get a video this weekend... somehow...
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