I went to EAS (European Auto Source) and got my car; dyno'd, got my TCU flashed to the Euro SMG Software (7842206 Ver.3)
,and got the car coded. I didn't want to write a separate thread for each so thought I would condense it all in one.
I got the car dyno'd right when I got there. The dyno was a dynojet, unloaded. I wanted something to compare to when I do get my headers and put my ESS tune back on the car. More so, its fun to put the car on a dyno and see what its putting out + I wanted to compare what my E60 M5 is putting out compared to what my buddies have put out on the same dyno, bragging rights, lol. Enjoy
RPI Scoops/Block-Off Plates
Eisenmann Race Section 3
The car on the second run made a Max Power of 439.37 / Max Torque - 331.02
The car on the third run made a Max Power of 440.02 / Max Torque - 330.87
I need to scan the graphs up still.
Euro SMG Software (7842206 Ver.3)
I have to thank Vodyk and the other members in the "Reprogram Euro SMG software to US cars! (Faster shifts + 4k Launch Control) for free!"
If it wasn't for Vodyk I would have never found out about this simple yet amazing software trick. I was planning on doing this myself, getting the cable, going to get a battery tender, and downloading the software + the BMW Programs but I was a little overwhelmed by all of it, I didn't want to brick my TCU. I knew EAS (EuropeanAutoSource) did coding and talked to EAS about what I wanted to do, which was essentially to flash my TCU to euro smg software 7842206. To be honest I was a bit a skeptical and afraid of doing this but I'm glad I did. To flash the TCU took about 30 minutes. I got in the car and noticed it started in drive instead of the manual mode, I took it for a drive around the block and was utterly surprised at how different the smg was. The shifts were more; firm, crisp, natural, less violent. Before on the U.S version it was like the SMG would gasp for a breath before shifting but not anymore it just goes from gear to gear with ease and unnoticed shifts now, just more smoother and firm. I was curious if I was just imagining this so I had my girlfriend "Melissa" drive the car as well, she instantly noticed how much smoother and firmer the SMG was shifting, in both auto and manual mode. From her words "it took the clunk out" making the car much more comfortable to drive for her. The Euro software definitely makes a difference in daily driving, I didn't have a chance to drive it in S6 yet and row through the gears but I will give an update on that this coming week. Launch control, that is the best part, once the car was warmed up I turned DSC off, put it in S6, held the SMG shift lever up, and the car went to 4100RPM just waiting to get dropped, I think tomorrow night I will test this out and try to make a video.
I have talked to some members and they say they have "no" need for the euro smg software cause they don't use launch control. I think it should be done if you want a firmer, smoother, more natural SMG shift and not just for launch control thought that is a big plus+. Its a big difference from the U.S software and well worth it.
This is the following coding I had done aside from the Euro SMG programing!
-Xenon High Beams (for when flashing instead of using halogens)
-Blinkers in HUD
-Digital Speedometer in BC Display
-Roll up Windows with Key
-Fold Mirrors with Key
-Disable I-Drive Legal Notice
I literally spent 5 minutes just folding my mirrors and unfolding them with the key, its pretty awesome. Digital Speedometer in the B.C display is pretty awesome as well. Blinkers in the HUD, don't know why that wasn't standard from the factory. The Xenon High Beam instead of using halogens is cool too, I wonder if it will help getting slower cars out of the left lane, lol
That sums it up!