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Jalal28
09-11-2007, 11:43 AM
Terry...

I have followed many of your posts over on the E90 board... before your unscheduled departure.

Although somewhat combative, I've always found you to be a straight-shooter with a large knowlegde base for the 335.

That all said, I have a dilemna and (obvious conflict of interests aside) was wondering which mod you would suggest for a non-track, leased 335 driver like myself looking to beef up the power delivery in my 3.

JB1 or JB2?

Can you outline the pros and cons of each unit and what the intended application for each unit is?

I'm sure you've seen the recent write-up in Road and Track on the Procede, however for the price, I'm just not sure I want to lay down $1,500 when your mod gives 85% of the gains for 1/4th the price.

A little help from you or the other members of the message board would be greatly appreciated.

Boosted08
09-11-2007, 11:50 AM
stage 2, if your going to do it, then do it!!

Terry @ BMS
09-12-2007, 11:56 AM
Terry...

I have followed many of your posts over on the E90 board... before your unscheduled departure.

Although somewhat combative, I've always found you to be a straight-shooter with a large knowlegde base for the 335.

That all said, I have a dilemna and (obvious conflict of interests aside) was wondering which mod you would suggest for a non-track, leased 335 driver like myself looking to beef up the power delivery in my 3.

JB1 or JB2?

Can you outline the pros and cons of each unit and what the intended application for each unit is?

I'm sure you've seen the recent write-up in Road and Track on the Procede, however for the price, I'm just not sure I want to lay down $1,500 when your mod gives 85% of the gains for 1/4th the price.

A little help from you or the other members of the message board would be greatly appreciated.

Hi, happy to help!

The basic difference between the JB1 and JB2 is the amount of boost being added, and the extra fuel enrichment. The JB1 adds around 1.75psi, the JB2 around 3psi (with richer air/fuel targets to support it).

While I always love to sell JB2s, I think the JB1 might be a better fit for you. The first 1-2psi give the most gains per pound of boost increased due to diminishing marginal returns. The JB1 is also easier to install (fewer wires, no vacuum solenoid bypass required), and obviously much less expensive. For the average 335i owner I'd say the Stage 1 is the way to go. One thing I really like about the JB1 is that once installed its impossible to tell its there unless you dig in to the ECU area. No exposed grounds or wires, no stickers, no solenoid bypass, nothing for people to see with the hood open. The stealth factor is great.

For the rest of us who are going to be running at the track, or really want GTO killer power, the Stage 2 is worth the extra money/work.

I'd suggest you start with the S1 and take advantage of our upgrade program when you're ready for more power.


T

Tomsbeemer
09-13-2007, 08:22 AM
Hi Terry,

Your information is great. Question, if the system "Check Engine" or another problem occurs with the engine while the JB1 is attached and then you remove it....will the service department be able to tell that it was attached?

Receiving my 335 ci in mid October and just curious.

Thanks.

Terry @ BMS
09-13-2007, 10:49 AM
Hi Terry,

Your information is great. Question, if the system "Check Engine" or another problem occurs with the engine while the JB1 is attached and then you remove it....will the service department be able to tell that it was attached?

Receiving my 335 ci in mid October and just curious.

Thanks.

With any piggyback system (not just the JB) it's a bad idea to leave freeze-frame data in the ECU as the dealer could infer modification from the long term fuel trims or other data. If one were to get a code I'd suggest they clear it, remove the device (be it JB or other), and let the code reappear on its own before taking the car in. This has the side benefit of ensuring the tuner wasn't the cause of the code.

Aside from that there is no trace left behind, and if you clear the code there is no trace at all.

batlin
09-18-2007, 09:08 AM
Hi Terry,

Your information is great. Question, if the system "Check Engine" or another problem occurs with the engine while the JB1 is attached and then you remove it....will the service department be able to tell that it was attached?

Receiving my 335 ci in mid October and just curious.

Thanks.

I currently have the JB1 and plan on moving to JB2 once i get some extra cash, I have it installed and have been having some issues with other parts of my car and have taken it into the BMW service 3 times and they have not commented on anything nor have they told me i have any mods on the car.. completely invisible!

Terry @ BMS
09-18-2007, 02:16 PM
I currently have the JB1 and plan on moving to JB2 once i get some extra cash, I have it installed and have been having some issues with other parts of my car and have taken it into the BMW service 3 times and they have not commented on anything nor have they told me i have any mods on the car.. completely invisible!

Great to hear, stealth is a good thing. :)

Tomsbeemer
09-20-2007, 09:39 AM
Hey Batlin,

Thanks for the info. What have the "other problems" been? Any kind of engine/I drive related issues? How long did you wait to put the JB1 on the car in terms of miles and have you been impressed with the difference?

batlin
09-26-2007, 12:59 PM
Hey Batlin,

Thanks for the info. What have the "other problems" been? Any kind of engine/I drive related issues? How long did you wait to put the JB1 on the car in terms of miles and have you been impressed with the difference?


I have 3K miles on the JB1 right now.. and I just now hit 7K.. so i waited 4K miles before I put it in... LOVE it and once i get some liquid cash I will be getting a JB , I saw an AWESOME post on e90post that had a youtub video of the JB2... you should check it out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbJU30FdTwI

My other issues have been a leek in my windshield washer fluid hose (for which I JUST now realized I missed my appointment to get that fixed this morning d'oh) And my center console cup holder.. umm.. broke :)

I did though have an issue about a week ago where my car stuttered and I got the DSC malfunction, I dont think it was related to JB as all.. I just turned the car off and on and it was fine...

Raz5219
09-26-2007, 09:37 PM
Wow...great video! I can't wait to get my JB2!!

rickpump76
10-23-2007, 05:33 PM
I went from JB1 to JB2. Best MOD for the money. Period.

reb03
11-09-2007, 08:05 AM
Terry, question for you. If the stock ECU adds up to 3psi to compensate for altitude why do you have to add fuel for JB2 if it only adds 3psi? It seems the stock ECU should be able to compensate fuel and timing for the added boost. Also, I think the TT adds about 3psi for a max of 11-11.5psi and there is no need to add fuel above and beyond what the stock ECU does. Just curious as I try to understand the limits of the ECU. What am I missing? Thanks!

Terry @ BMS
11-09-2007, 10:10 AM
Terry, question for you. If the stock ECU adds up to 3psi to compensate for altitude why do you have to add fuel for JB2 if it only adds 3psi? It seems the stock ECU should be able to compensate fuel and timing for the added boost. Also, I think the TT adds about 3psi for a max of 11-11.5psi and there is no need to add fuel above and beyond what the stock ECU does. Just curious as I try to understand the limits of the ECU. What am I missing? Thanks!

Keep in mind at altitude the stock ECU is raising boost to keep the oxygen level in the combustion chamber consistent with sea level. It just so happens to do that requires more boost (say 3psi @ 6000'). So even though you have higher boost, you have the same oxygen density, make the same power, and thus have similar fueling requirements.

In the sea level scenario an extra 3psi means much more oxygen (and thus much more power, around 40rwhp), and thus the fueling requirements are different.

In my testing I found the best balance of performance and safety at ~1pt richer than stock (e.g. 13.4:1 in the midrange, 12.4:1 up top, vs 14.4:1 and 13.4:1 stock).

reb03
11-09-2007, 10:29 AM
Keep in mind at altitude the stock ECU is raising boost to keep the oxygen level in the combustion chamber consistent with sea level. It just so happens to do that requires more boost (say 3psi @ 6000'). So even though you have higher boost, you have the same oxygen density, make the same power, and thus have similar fueling requirements.

In the sea level scenario an extra 3psi means much more oxygen (and thus much more power, around 40rwhp), and thus the fueling requirements are different.

In my testing I found the best balance of performance and safety at ~1pt richer than stock (e.g. 13.4:1 in the midrange, 12.4:1 up top, vs 14.4:1 and 13.4:1 stock).
Thanks for the explaination and now it makes complete sense. But it also raises another question as it pertains to me comparing your JB2 to the TT. In the case of the TT, how does the ECU handle the fuel requirements of the added boost?

Terry @ BMS
11-09-2007, 10:56 AM
Thanks for the explaination and now it makes complete sense. But it also raises another question as it pertains to me comparing your JB2 to the TT. In the case of the TT, how does the ECU handle the fuel requirements of the added boost?

I'd have to defer to the SSTT team on that one, but in many ways tuning is like preparing food. Different tuners use their own mix of ingredients to get to their desired result. It's up to the customer to decide what tastes better, and rarely can everyone agree on the perfect recipe.

reb03
11-09-2007, 11:02 AM
I appreciate your position on the last question. I've demoed the TT and was impressed and have heard nothing but good about JB2 also. Too bad the there isn't really any info out on exactly how the TT works.

midlife
11-09-2007, 06:12 PM
I currently have the JB1 and plan on moving to JB2 once i get some extra cash, I have it installed and have been having some issues with other parts of my car and have taken it into the BMW service 3 times and they have not commented on anything nor have they told me i have any mods on the car.. completely invisible!

great, but question is DID YOU REMOVE THE JB1 BEFORE YOU WENT TO THE DEALER??

thanks,

spoolin spec v
11-09-2007, 11:27 PM
I'd have to defer to the SSTT team on that one, but in many ways tuning is like preparing food. Different tuners use their own mix of ingredients to get to their desired result. It's up to the customer to decide what tastes better, and rarely can everyone agree on the perfect recipe.

I personally, tune cars a little on teh rich side, b.c. people will beat on their cars. We did a lot of supra's evo's and sti's. Tune them to a Air fuel i like, then fatten it out up top a little in case, it bounces limiter, the mis a gear, or whatever, there is extra fuel there to prevent detonation, and it also will help keep the motor cool. Sure, when i tune a car, you may make 5hp less than the next dude, but your motor will not give up after 30k miles of abuse.

Also, other tuners i know, will tune a motor right on its edge, or the edge of the fuel system....yes you make more power, but yes the risk of something failing, is much higher.

Like he said, Different tuners, have different styles, and ways to tune.

reb03
11-10-2007, 11:18 AM
I personally, tune cars a little on teh rich side, b.c. people will beat on their cars. We did a lot of supra's evo's and sti's. Tune them to a Air fuel i like, then fatten it out up top a little in case, it bounces limiter, the mis a gear, or whatever, there is extra fuel there to prevent detonation, and it also will help keep the motor cool. Sure, when i tune a car, you may make 5hp less than the next dude, but your motor will not give up after 30k miles of abuse.

Also, other tuners i know, will tune a motor right on its edge, or the edge of the fuel system....yes you make more power, but yes the risk of something failing, is much higher.

Like he said, Different tuners, have different styles, and ways to tune.
While I'm no tuner I agree with your and Terry's approach. Flying small Cessnas and Pipers, the aircraft engines always make more power if you lean it out but it always runs hotter if you have the mixture leaned out to the edge (adjustable in the cockpit). Running a little rich means slightly higher fuel consumption and a cooler running engine and I find this to be a fair compromise. Given I've never heard of detonation in a TT car I think the stock ECU is up to the task but I sure wish there was some documentation about the ECU's limitations.

spoolin spec v
11-10-2007, 01:50 PM
While I'm no tuner I agree with your and Terry's approach. Flying small Cessnas and Pipers, the aircraft engines always make more power if you lean it out but it always runs hotter if you have the mixture leaned out to the edge (adjustable in the cockpit). Running a little rich means slightly higher fuel consumption and a cooler running engine and I find this to be a fair compromise. Given I've never heard of detonation in a TT car I think the stock ECU is up to the task but I sure wish there was some documentation about the ECU's limitations.


Adjusting air fuel is all good and fine with a piggly back like a SAFC or something like that, but once you get into ign. and timing. THEN, you have to realize timing, directly reflect Air fuel ratios.

So, you just gotta find that happy medium.




and remember kids, Start Rich, then lean the car out. :thumbup::thumbup:

Terry @ BMS
11-11-2007, 05:24 PM
I personally, tune cars a little on teh rich side, b.c. people will beat on their cars. We did a lot of supra's evo's and sti's. Tune them to a Air fuel i like, then fatten it out up top a little in case, it bounces limiter, the mis a gear, or whatever, there is extra fuel there to prevent detonation, and it also will help keep the motor cool. Sure, when i tune a car, you may make 5hp less than the next dude, but your motor will not give up after 30k miles of abuse.

Also, other tuners i know, will tune a motor right on its edge, or the edge of the fuel system....yes you make more power, but yes the risk of something failing, is much higher.

Like he said, Different tuners, have different styles, and ways to tune.

+1, especially if you're tuning on a dynojet, which has a lot less load than you might get on the street. It's safer to go a little rich...

reb03
11-13-2007, 08:08 AM
In my testing I found the best balance of performance and safety at ~1pt richer than stock (e.g. 13.4:1 in the midrange, 12.4:1 up top, vs 14.4:1 and 13.4:1 stock).
Interesting. In looking at the dyno pull on the Split Second website it looks like the TT AF ratio mirrors that of stock and above 4,500rpm the TT AF ratio goes richer than stock and stays there. These values appear to be even richer than your values but it's hard to tell for sure on the graph. Perhaps the TT is leaving safe power on the table or is just more conservative which is not a bad thing.

Terry @ BMS
11-13-2007, 09:15 AM
Interesting. In looking at the dyno pull on the Split Second website it looks like the TT AF ratio mirrors that of stock and above 4,500rpm the TT AF ratio goes richer than stock and stays there. These values appear to be even richer than your values but it's hard to tell for sure on the graph. Perhaps the TT is leaving safe power on the table or is just more conservative which is not a bad thing.

Keep in mind the actual air/fuel ratio will read differently on each dyno, and depending on how many cats the car has. Attached is a chart showing the stock air/fuel ratio, vs. the JB2 air/fuel ratio, vs. the JB2R air/fuel ratio. This is what ~1pt richer than stock looks like. The JB2R is slightly richer than the JB2 above 5500rpm.

The second chart is stock vs. JB1, you can see the JB1 is slightly richer than stock above 4500rpm. You could stretch the graph to make that small difference look larger, but its not due to the JB1 adjusting air/fuel ratio. It's the result of a phase shift when you attenuate the map sensor.

spoolin spec v
11-13-2007, 07:31 PM
you guys use a tail sniffer right?

Terry @ BMS
11-13-2007, 10:40 PM
you guys use a tail sniffer right?

Yeah, reads around 1/2pt leaner due to the cats...

spoolin spec v
11-14-2007, 12:08 AM
Yea, they tend to do that. Make sure they dont have any exhaust leaks :P

trusaleen1
11-17-2007, 08:20 AM
which car is faster an 08 M3 or a JB2 335i

reb03
11-17-2007, 02:28 PM
0-60 it would be very close but above 80mph the new V8 M3 would easily walk a ProCede v1.47 or JB2 335i. ProCede V2 and JB2R may be a bit closer as speeds increase.

trusaleen1
11-17-2007, 06:00 PM
reb have you done jb1 or jb2. I was really impressed when I drove my 335 coupe last week in ED. I had a mustang cobra that had 430 rear wheel hp. Im leaning towards getting the jb2 when my car arrives in Jan.

reb03
11-17-2007, 07:22 PM
reb have you done jb1 or jb2. I was really impressed when I drove my 335 coupe last week in ED. I had a mustang cobra that had 430 rear wheel hp. Im leaning towards getting the jb2 when my car arrives in Jan.
I've driven a Split Second Turbo Tuner car and was VERY impressed and even more impressed with the 1 minute install / uninstall. I'm debating between the JB2 and Turbo Tuner but leaning toward the Turbo Tuner for its ease of install and uninstall. The TT is also being sold at 6 BMW centers and that number is growing. This mere fact adds to my comfort level with it. Performance is very similar and has been demonstrated repeatedly in real world roll on tests (same car, same transmission, same gear etc.) by many members of another forum. The TT is said to have a little better low and midrange but the JB2 is reported to pull better on the top to redline (just what I've read). I'm sure Terry will chime in when he gets back to the board.

I just don't think you can go wrong with either and the JB2 has a clear cost advantage.

Emission
11-17-2007, 09:36 PM
I put a JB1 on my car several months ago. It has been flawless, and the performance upgrade very noticeable. I dropped nearly .4 sec off my 0-60 time, and the car screams under boost.

Reading this thread, I think I will upgrade to a JB2 in a couple months (when my car starts feeling "slow" again). :thumbup:

- Mike

Terry @ BMS
11-18-2007, 05:39 PM
I've driven a Split Second Turbo Tuner car and was VERY impressed and even more impressed with the 1 minute install / uninstall. I'm debating between the JB2 and Turbo Tuner but leaning toward the Turbo Tuner for its ease of install and uninstall. The TT is also being sold at 6 BMW centers and that number is growing. This mere fact adds to my comfort level with it. Performance is very similar and has been demonstrated repeatedly in real world roll on tests (same car, same transmission, same gear etc.) by many members of another forum. The TT is said to have a little better low and midrange but the JB2 is reported to pull better on the top to redline (just what I've read). I'm sure Terry will chime in when he gets back to the board.

I just don't think you can go wrong with either and the JB2 has a clear cost advantage.

A picture is worth 1000 words? :)

reb03
11-18-2007, 06:01 PM
A picture is worth 1000 words? :)
Indeed. How much does fuel economy suffer from the richer AF ratios under normal driving conditions?

Terry @ BMS
11-19-2007, 09:18 AM
Indeed. How much does fuel economy suffer from the richer AF ratios under normal driving conditions?

No effect, as the fuel is based off boost. So under normal conditions when you're not in boost, there is no change.

Brisk
11-20-2007, 07:46 PM
Enjoying my Turbo Tuner very much. has been great to me and the install/ uninstall is a no brainer. very nice to have such a great plug and play unit within seconds.

btw Eurobahn was at SEMA this year and had a booth, the Turbo Tuner won the best engineered new product of the year award from the international press corp.
and they were featured in european magazine a couple months back.

wont let u down.