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BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:52 PM
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My fastest 0-60 is 4.289. This is on Cobb stg 2+ aggressive on a flat road.

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That I didn't know. Not sure who told me that all 535's have oil coolers but I guess that info was false.
Does Cobb recomend an oil cooler?
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According to the DINAN specialist at Erhard BMW in Bloomfield Hills, MI and he is the one who told me about the oil cooler and how to tell if I have one or not, that he does NOT recommend running COBB on aggressive since I dont have the cooler. I am yet to buy a COBB so I am not too familiar with stages and maps I get to choose from.
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QUOTE=xclone;6817938]My fastest 0-60 is 4.289. This is on Cobb stg 2+ aggressive on a flat road.

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Those are great numbers. Imagine if you could get your 60 ft time down to 2 seconds or under. That's what the tuned 3s and 1s post. Lighter cars, less mass to get off the couch.
Official 0-60 mph for an E60 M5 is 4.2 You are sniffing those shorts.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:28 PM
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My fastest 0-60 is 4.289. This is on Cobb stg 2+ aggressive on a flat road.

That's amazing. What bolt-on's are you running? Is this with Meth?

What's it run in the 1/8 or 1/4?
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:02 PM
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I'm running Meth but with the cobb its not adding boost, just a safety margin.

My mods are as follows (for those #'s):

Cobb stg2+ Aggressive
Injen Intake
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Magnaflow exhaust (2nd cat delete)

Last trip down the track I went 12.73 1/4'. I have since replaced the suspension, found and tightened up a small boost leak and replaced the rear shock mounts. With everything being tightened up, I should be able to get 12.6*.

The Cobb does not, I believe, give you a 1' rollout like most tracks do. My 60' times on the track are 1.8 or 1.9. Since I start both in 2nd gear, traction is not as much of an issue.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:59 PM
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My fastest 0-60 is 4.289. This is on Cobb stg 2+ aggressive on a flat road.


Me likey! Too bad one can't achieve this with just the Cobb tune. Now if someone out there can show me a 5 sec. 0-60 with the Cobb tune then I may have to pull the trigger and get one for my baby!
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Most of his power comes from the Cobb software alone, my guess is over 50%. People usually start with the tuner chip, then get sucked into a string of performance enhancements like larger downpipes, methanol injection, even larger turbos.
For a daily driver scenario I would recommend the tuner chip and dual cone intake (BMS sell DCI kits for $95 and it is totally DIY to swap out the stock airbox.) That should add min. 80 BHP and 100 ft-lbs torque. VERY noticable enhancement.
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My fastest 0-60 is 4.289. This is on Cobb stg 2+ aggressive on a flat road.

Wow, nice job!

That's why we love COBB!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:23 AM
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Most of his power comes from the Cobb software alone, my guess is over 50%. People usually start with the tuner chip, then get sucked into a string of performance enhancements like larger downpipes, methanol injection, even larger turbos.
For a daily driver scenario I would recommend the tuner chip and dual cone intake (BMS sell DCI kits for $95 and it is totally DIY to swap out the stock airbox.) That should add min. 80 BHP and 100 ft-lbs torque. VERY noticable enhancement.
That's exactly what I'm running, Cobb Stage 1 with Dual Cone Intake.
Best 0-60 that I've seen on my car was 5.2 but that's with a stumble from the start and a long hesitation when the tranny shifted into 2nd gear.
With a proper launch and manual shifting, the car should hit 60 in 4.8 seconds.
Where it really shines is from 80 - 120.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:16 AM
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4.8 sounds about right. That's almost a second faster than stock. Just for reference :-)
Agree that on the highway you go from legal to facing jailtime very quickly. The car feels effortless, almost begging to be let off the leash.
I hit 147 with mine (in Mexico), then it shifted to 6th gear and lurched forward! No loud wailing of the tail pipes or strained engine howl, just a sustained push and the feeling of the gears smoothly upshifting.
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I've been considerint the Cobb for a while ... but on the highway my stock 535i still kicks ass, so I stay undecided. Mainly, I don't want to screw up the turbos or something.
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I'm kind of the same way Bernie. It's a thrill a second to let my baby stretch her legs on the highway. The fact that it's so smooth and effortless makes you wonder why you would need more power. But seeing those numbers I can see how each mod leaves you wanting more and more.
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I've been considerint the Cobb for a while ... but on the highway my stock 535i still kicks ass, so I stay undecided. Mainly, I don't want to screw up the turbos or something.
COBB is totally safe, and this thread and the COBB owners who post in here are a testament to that!
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When I spoke to a Cobb tech, he said on some cars flashing the ROM can reset the service intervals. Anyone experience that on the 535i or does the service interval remain unaffected?
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Those of you in CA, are you having much luck running the Stage 1 sport on a stock n54?

I just finally got around to updating my maps to v401 and am thinking of trying to sport maps. From the experience of others, it sounds like it's probably best to try the standard throttle and if problems occur, downgrade to linear throttle. Should be the same but as Ocean10 stated, the user is less likely to mash on the pedal and work the engine as hard in linear throttle.
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Those of you in CA, are you having much luck running the Stage 1 sport on a stock n54?

I just finally got around to updating my maps to v401 and am thinking of trying to sport maps. From the experience of others, it sounds like it's probably best to try the standard throttle and if problems occur, downgrade to linear throttle. Should be the same but as Ocean10 stated, the user is less likely to mash on the pedal and work the engine as hard in linear throttle.
You will be able to run the stage 1 sport maps without any issues. It is recommended that you use the stock throttle maps on AT cars and linear throttle on MT cars!
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You will be able to run the stage 1 sport maps without any issues. It is recommended that you use the stock throttle maps on AT cars and linear throttle on MT cars!

Thanks Alan. Is this from Modbargains or directly from Cobb?
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There are tons of other customers who are in California, Arizona, and Nevada who are running the COBB Stage 1 Sport maps, including myself. You will not have any issues doing so and you'll also get a TON more power out of the car as the ACN maps aren't that impressive in terms of gains. In terms of throttle mapping, that is something that is well known among the community and would be something Cobb recommends as well.
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You will be able to run the stage 1 sport maps without any issues. It is recommended that you use the stock throttle maps on AT cars and linear throttle on MT cars!
So Stage 1 Sport map is ok for California 91 octane without an aftermarket intercooler?

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There are tons of other customers who are in California, Arizona, and Nevada who are running the COBB Stage 1 Sport maps, including myself. You will not have any issues doing so and you'll also get a TON more power out of the car as the ACN maps aren't that impressive in terms of gains. In terms of throttle mapping, that is something that is well known among the community and would be something Cobb recommends as well.
Thanks Alan. What's the rationale behind using the linear map for MT and the stock map for AT? I believe the concern is heavy load at low RPMs, which won't happen regarless of the transmission type so long as those in MT shift normally
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So Stage 1 Sport map is ok for California 91 octane without an aftermarket intercooler?
That is correct. If you're going to run an aftermarket FMIC, you would run the Stage 1+ maps.

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Thanks Alan. What's the rationale behind using the linear map for MT and the stock map for AT? I believe the concern is heavy load at low RPMs, which won't happen regarless of the transmission type so long as those in MT shift normally
The linear throttle calibrations offer a more aggressive accelerator pedal feel and may be more suitable for 6MT-equipped cars. The stock throttle are less aggressive and may be more suitable for automatic vehicles, however, both calibrations are safe to use on all transmission types. You can try either of them to see which one suits your driving habits best!
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The linear throttle calibrations offer a more aggressive accelerator pedal feel and may be more suitable for 6MT-equipped cars. The stock throttle are less aggressive and may be more suitable for automatic vehicles, however, both calibrations are safe to use on all transmission types. You can try either of them to see which one suits your driving habits best!
I think you have it backwards. The linear throttle offers a linear pedal feel. In other words, you have to really step on the gas to get the car going. 80% throttle is stepping down on the pedal 80%. The stock throttle map is more aggressive in that it spikes up when you step in. In other words, you could be at 70% throttle even though you've only stepped on 40% of the pedal. This is my experience on both maps.

I can see stock throttle map being bad for the sport stage 1 on CA gas because you are jumping to 18psi very quickly with a small step of the pedal. More chance for knock on bad gas. I thought that's why people recommended the linear over the stock on crappy ACN gas.

I'm not really following your logic on why one is better for AT and the other is better for MT.
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Linear makes it easier to modulate the clutch. Since the % throttle input is equal to % pushed on the pedal, there no surprises ala the computer deciding to give you a big jump in throttle while you're trying to release the clutch and pulling away smoothly.
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