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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-21-2005, 11:39 PM
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software wise, I feel Dinan is the way to go. I don't think I would trust the cheaper ones (I know it's only software). also if I were to pick the dinan CAI (when i'm crazy enough to pay $600 for a intake), i'd only pay the difference for the stage 2 software ($100). Now something like a supercharger system is debatable. I don't think $16k is worth it, you can get yourself one from VF for $6k ($10k difference! ) and the performance numbers are the same but the dinan system might be better for your motor since VF is a fairly new company. IMO of course.

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more chips!
http://www.powerchipgroup.com/intera...sp?pid=Bmw0044

16hp/19tq gains for $640 (based on 93 octane+)
$40 per hp lol

dinan lists (probably based on 91)
9hp/11tq -$599
$66/hp

hmmmmmm..

Dude... that's some great info... thanks... decisions, decisions...
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:53 AM
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more chips!
http://www.powerchipgroup.com/intera...sp?pid=Bmw0044

16hp/19tq gains for $640 (based on 93 octane+)
$40 per hp lol

dinan lists (probably based on 91)
9hp/11tq -$599
$66/hp

hmmmmmm..
You may want to search for posts by marinakorp - IIRC, he lost 1hp after installing the PowerChip Gold on his '99 540iT... Marinakorp's experience may have been an anomaly - just thought I'd share.

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Old 07-22-2005, 01:43 PM
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You may want to search for posts by marinakorp - IIRC, he lost 1hp after installing the PowerChip Gold on his '99 540iT... Marinakorp's experience may have been an anomaly - just thought I'd share.

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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46312
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54621
wow good to know how wrong it can go. too bad he couldn't do without the car, I would have liked to see that ecu problem resolved and his dyno Looks like I'll be the one to step up to the plate and post those dyno's...unless someone else has already done it

I'm going to hold off on the s/w (like I do with every other thing I want to get ) for now.

sorry prop! sorry for taking up this thread with all this 'chip' crap, while you should be getting post after post of praise for your SECOND g35 kill makes me ITCH everytime I see one on the road..
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sorry prop! sorry for taking up this thread with all this 'chip' crap, while you should be getting post after post of praise for your SECOND g35 kill makes me ITCH everytime I see one on the road..
No worries. I think it's fun to watch a thread meander through a bunch of topics.

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Hey don't get me wrong, I love a good road kill. I give you props for killing that G35, but damn, go easy on the guy. Anyhow, personal opinion, DINAN is the way to go. I got a dinan chip in my car, and it makes a huge diff. There is a problem I ran across recently though, my car won't pass smog. I don't know if I can blame the chip for this, but its the only thing I can think of. I have a new exhaust system on my car including the O2 sensor. If anyone can offer some advise, I would greatly appreciate it, oh and sorry for the deep psycological mumble jumbo I left before, maybe I was having one of those sympathetic moments or something. I guess I just don't see the G35 a good enough opponent.
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