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Old 08-24-2008, 04:19 PM
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Dinan - 384hp what does it cost

What's the final price tag on the Dinan package that gets you 384hp? I think you need the ECU, exhaust and the installation (I already have the air cooler). So, what's the price for the exhaust and how many hours do they claim to take for the install? Trying to gauge the price/boost ratio here..
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:35 PM
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How about trying their website? That would be a good place to start. www.dinancars.com
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For the price you're willing to pay for the Dinan tuning, why don't you get an M3?
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:44 AM
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Well, all good and bad answers. Their website says 1990 for the ECU, but no quote for the Exhaust or the exact installation cost. So, this is what I am looking for...

And why not the M3? Before you drop comments like that, have you looked at the grunt difference with 335i Dinan and the M3??? Stock 335i has more torque already than the M3 and that's what you feel in your butt.

If the package is about 4-5k, it is worth it. On the US highways, you don't need the superior cornering and brakes that M3 offers, but the grunt is always good.
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There are other software solutions besides Dinan that produce similar power increases. You do not NEED to do an exhaust either. I think Proceed is one, and Active Autowerke makes another.
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Dinan flash Stage II = $2K, plus sales tax, minus $100 discount (if that's still available). Is all you need assuming you have OEM oil cooler.
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Well, all good and bad answers. Their website says 1990 for the ECU, but no quote for the Exhaust or the exact installation cost. So, this is what I am looking for...

And why not the M3? Before you drop comments like that, have you looked at the grunt difference with 335i Dinan and the M3??? Stock 335i has more torque already than the M3 and that's what you feel in your butt.

If the package is about 4-5k, it is worth it. On the US highways, you don't need the superior cornering and brakes that M3 offers, but the grunt is always good.
Yes, I know of the differences in the torque and the fact that the M3 is heavier as well but the M3 is a really nice car. Test drove it, love the power and the growl. Love the changeable suspension system.

I really love my 335 but am not a big fan of tuning. The torgue and HP is already great. I believe Vishnu is also doing some tuning. Check out their websites and call them. You likely get a more realistic price.

Hope you get back to us on how your butt feels with that extra grunt once you tune it.
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:54 PM
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Yes, I know of the differences in the torque and the fact that the M3 is heavier as well but the M3 is a really nice car. Test drove it, love the power and the growl. Love the changeable suspension system.

I really love my 335 but am not a big fan of tuning. The torgue and HP is already great. I believe Vishnu is also doing some tuning. Check out their websites and call them. You likely get a more realistic price.

Hope you get back to us on how your butt feels with that extra grunt once you tune it.
M3 is a nice car, no doubt, everything is better, I agree. But by investing 2500 dollars, you will get more rear wheel horsepower and 50% more grunt than the M3 has, all that in 45k package. Just phoned Dinan and the free flow exhaust is not necessary, albeit probably sounds much better, so will definitely be going with the Stage3 once the car is back in the US. May I ask why not a fan of tuning? Don't like the extra power ? While enough, I think the torque curve is about as boring as it comes actually - 1400-5500 flat line and then cuts off completely. With little remap, you will have that constant power increase effect - sweet.

Sounds to me that it us unbeatable deal, warranty is not voided - which surprises me. How is the stock clutch gonna hold that torque? I hope they don't offer this for automatics only and I can get that for stick..
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:57 PM
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For the price you're willing to pay for the Dinan tuning, why don't you get an M3?
And might be talking out of my a.. here, but the V8 is thirsty. This is my daily commuter (40miles) so needed to think a little bit about the mpg too. Not sure what the increased boost is going to do for the averages, probably not that much, correct me if I am totally off base.
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And might be talking out of my a.. here, but the V8 is thirsty. This is my daily commuter (40miles) so needed to think a little bit about the mpg too. Not sure what the increased boost is going to do for the averages, probably not that much, correct me if I am totally off base.
Actually a chipped 335i doesn't really get much less mpg than a stock one, if you drive them identically. (Which takes unbelievable self-control)
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The M3 is faster than a Dinan 335. I haven't seen one Dinan customer run a 12.5 in the 1/4. The M3 traps higher as well and it's in those higher speeds that the M3 really shines. That said, the torque in a tuned 335i is fantastic and useable all the time. There's really no comparing the two cars. I've seen Vishnu and JB tuned 335s in the 12.5 range with similar traps. The warranty is nice though with the Dinan.
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Well, all good and bad answers. Their website says 1990 for the ECU, but no quote for the Exhaust or the exact installation cost. So, this is what I am looking for...

And why not the M3? Before you drop comments like that, have you looked at the grunt difference with 335i Dinan and the M3??? Stock 335i has more torque already than the M3 and that's what you feel in your butt.

If the package is about 4-5k, it is worth it. On the US highways, you don't need the superior cornering and brakes that M3 offers, but the grunt is always good.
It says $1790 for the exhaust and 1.4 hours to install. You must have missed it.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:35 AM
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It says $1790 for the exhaust and 1.4 hours to install. You must have missed it.
Yeah, at ease. Not sure how I missed it the first time, but I can see it now, I talked to Dinan and it seems like the free flow exhaust is more for sound that substantial power increase, will probably go with the Stage2. thx
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The M3 is faster than a Dinan 335. I haven't seen one Dinan customer run a 12.5 in the 1/4. The M3 traps higher as well and it's in those higher speeds that the M3 really shines. That said, the torque in a tuned 335i is fantastic and useable all the time. There's really no comparing the two cars. I've seen Vishnu and JB tuned 335s in the 12.5 range with similar traps. The warranty is nice though with the Dinan.
M3 would probably shine more on track than drag strip and only there can you really appreciate it. Drag strip is maybe equally well served in a tuned 335i, but if you that 335i are not even getting close, I take your word, I am not planning on hitting the drag strip anyway. For sure beat the drag, surely you need hp and M3 has more of that, but like you said, as an all around commuter with that torque, my need is better served by 335 and on the track Ducatis are more fun for me anyway than any car..
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