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Old 03-30-2011, 04:57 AM
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I thought it might be interesting to collect some information from the forum members who have taken the plunge and purchased the Dinan Stage 1 upgrade for their BMW 550i. It might reveal some common interests or experiences and also serve to educate one another as well as the other forum members.
Please feel free to add any additional thoughts, comments or questions.

BMW 550i / Dinan Stage 1 Owner Survey

1) Age
2) Occupation
3) Where you live
4) Date of BMW purchase / lease
5) Date and location of Dinan upgrade purchase
6) Approximate miles since upgrade
7) Gas Mileage?
8) Any problems or regrets?
9) M-Sport Package - Yes or No
10) Standard driving mode: Comfort / Normal / Sport / Sport+
11) Non Run Flat Tires - Yes or No / Which Tire?
12) Radar / Laser detector - Yes or No / Which one?
13) Speeding tickets?
14) Previous performance cars owned
15) What "drove" you to purchase the Dinan Stage 1?
16) Any advice to others to further their experience?
17) Favorite road or place to to drive
18) Comments:
Thanks for taking the time.
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:13 AM
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Dinan Stage 1 survey response - DocBob

BMW 550i / Dinan Stage 1 Owner Survey

1) Age - 54
2) Occupation- Orthopedic Surgeon
3) Where you live - Long Grove, Illinois
4) Date of BMW purchase / lease - March 14th, 2011
5) Date and location of Dinan upgrade purchase - March 29th, 2011 at Fall-line Motorsports Buffalo Grove, IL - Tim Stratton
6) Approximate miles since upgrade - 100
7) Gas Mileage - 15mpg
8) Any problems or regrets? None, zero, zip
9) M-Sport Package - Yes
10) Standard driving mode: Sport or Sport+
11) Non Run Flat Tires - Yes - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
12) Radar / Laser detector - Yes - K-40 Calibre
13) Speeding tickets? No
14) Previous performance cars owned - MB 500E, Porsche 911, BMW M5, Mercedes S-55, BMW 650i with Sport Pkg
15) What "drove" you to purchase the Dinan Stage 1? This forum. Really, it was highyo's fault. Peer pressure. (That's what I told my wife. ha-ha)
16) Any advice to others to further their experience? My initial recommendations - drive safely, avoid rush hour and find open space
17) Favorite road or place to to drive - Back country roads between Rt. 12 and Lake Geneva, WI
18) Comments: If you are on the fence or even considering it, go for it. You will love it!
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Clear Bra
K-40 Radar Detector
Modifications:
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Carbon Black paint below rear bumper area
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:16 AM
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:54 AM
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1) Age - 33
2) Occupation- Financial Management
3) Where you live - Manhattan
4) Date of BMW purchase / lease - Dec 22, 2010 (or there abouts)
5) Date and location of Dinan upgrade purchase - Jan 13, Motor Works West Wyckoff, NJ
6) Approximate miles since upgrade - 2,000
7) Gas Mileage - highway is low 20s. city has to be high single digits. net 14.5mpg
8) Any problems or regrets? none and none.
9) M-Sport Package - Yes
10) Standard driving mode: Sport or Sport+
11) Non Run Flat Tires - Yes - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
12) Radar / Laser detector - Yes - passport 9500ix
13) Speeding tickets? pending (fingers crossed cuz its a doozy) in E60
14) Previous performance cars owned - e60 535i, range rover sport
15) What "drove" you to purchase the Dinan Stage 1? This forum definitely swayed my decision, but when i saw the #s offered and the price, i had to grab it.
16) Any advice to others to further their experience? Metallica: Master of Puppets, Wagner: Ride of the Valkryies, Eminem: Recovery
17) Favorite road or place to to drive - the smooth and newly paved roads in horse country, NJ: pottersville rd, county road 517
18) Comments: it's been said over and over for those who have it. the upgrade changes the car into something primal. i guess at mile 50,000 i may regret it due to the extra strain on all the parts, but i don't fricking care.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:31 PM
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I thought it might be interesting to collect some information from the forum members who have taken the plunge and purchased the Dinan Stage 1 upgrade for their BMW 550i. It might reveal some common interests or experiences and also serve to educate one another as well as the other forum members.
Please feel free to add any additional thoughts, comments or questions.

BMW 550i / Dinan Stage 1 Owner Survey

1) 35
2) Oral Surgeon
3) palm beach, Florida
4) Jan 31st 2011
5) Foreign affairs motorsports, Pompano Beach, fl / date March 2011
6) 2000
7) Gas Mileage? 18 mpg
8) Any problems or regrets? None
9) M-Sport Package - Yes or No. Yes
10) Standard driving mode: Comfort / Normal / Sport / Sport+ / all of them
11) Non Run Flat Tires - Yes or No / Which Tire? / dunlop
12) Radar / Laser detector - Yes or No / Which one? / none
13) Speeding tickets? None yet
14) Previous performance cars owned. / 2008 E93 M3 dinan modified
15) What "drove" you to purchase the Dinan Stage 1? / The need for power and speed!!!!
16) Any advice to others to further their experience? Dont wait and get it. Its worth avery single penny
17) Favorite road or place to to drive / any place I can challenge porsches,Audi's rs4, Mustangs and leave them in the dust
18) Comments: Its a keeper
Thanks for taking the time.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:52 PM
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1) Age - 42
2) Occupation - Owner/Pres/Flexible Packaging Material Sales
3) Where you live - Tampa
4) Date of BMW purchase / lease - purchase March 2011
5) Date and location of Dinan upgrade purchase - March - Tampa/Reeves
6) Approximate miles since upgrade - 2m
7) Gas Mileage? - Not sure 11-15 mpg
8) Any problems or regrets? not yet or noticed
9) M-Sport Package - Yes or No - Yes
10) Standard driving mode: Comfort / Normal / Sport / Sport+ - Sport Chassis only
11) Non Run Flat Tires - Yes or No / Which Tire? - RF's but installing Mich Super Sports tomorrow
12) Radar / Laser detector - Yes or No / Which one? Passport 9500 CI
13) Speeding tickets? zero
14) Previous performance cars owned - 330ci Dinan stage 3 90's - 545i 2001 stage 2 - 1998 M3 - Lexus GS450h
15) What "drove" you to purchase the Dinan Stage 1? previous experience, be different
16) Any advice to others to further their experience?
17) Favorite road or place to to drive - not found one yet
18) Comments: worth all the money turns the car into a different machine
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:09 PM
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:17 AM
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Mein Auto: F10 550i xDrive
1) Age - 32
2) Occupation - Private Investor
3) Where you live - Vancouver, Canada
4) Date of BMW purchase / lease - purchased on March 12, 2011
5) Date and location of Dinan upgrade purchase - March 30 - BMWSeattle
6) Approximate miles since upgrade - 600km
7) Gas Mileage? - Close 17 mpg but I didn't really enjoy it til recent oil change
8) Any problems or regrets? no regrets, but EfficientDrive indicator not working
9) M-Sport Package - No. Love the clean look of the bumper without M-pkg
10) Standard driving mode: Sport, since the weather here is still terrible.
11) Non Run Flat Tires - Factory RFT, will upgrade them once the weather warms up
12) Radar / Laser detector - Yes / Which one? Passport 9500 IX
13) Speeding tickets? zero
14) Previous performance cars owned - E39 M Long time ago.
15) What "drove" you to purchase the Dinan Stage 1? This forum
16) Any advice to others to further their experience? Just install it. You WILL NOT regret.
17) Favorite road or place to to drive - there's none around here
18) Comments: Prolly, it is most cost effective way to give more power to any cars out there. Once you install it and test it, it migh come out one of the best choices you've made.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:18 AM
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0-60 times
On the 550xi it appears to be stock 4.9.
The big power increase is beyond 60 mph in this cars but there is definitely a power increase in 1st and second gears but HP and torque are very much control in this gears by the computers on the car otherwise the wheels would just spin. My guess is that this cars specially the XI might be around the 4.4 or 4.5 sec and on 550 i maybe 4.5 or 4.6 depending who is driving it.
I haven't being able to find any official timings anywhere since its a quite expensive CPU.
but you can check my video on you tube
you can see the acceleration from 50 to 130 mph.
the video always seems to be slower but in real life is very fast. ( much faster that a 2008 m3)
I hope this info helps to answer you questiion
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:22 AM
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:28 AM
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Please compare the 550 i dinan stage 1 with the M3 E93 with Dinan ECU Air intake and exhaust system and comment ( 40 to 120 mph ) notice how slow it gets after 100 mph compared to the 550i!
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:55 PM
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I thought it might be interesting to collect some information from the forum members who have taken the plunge and purchased the Dinan Stage 1 upgrade for their BMW 550i. It might reveal some common interests or experiences and also serve to educate one another as well as the other forum members.
Please feel free to add any additional thoughts, comments or questions.

BMW 550i (GT) / Dinan Stage 1 Owner Survey

Early Adapter

1) Age 44
2) Occupation ECM Consultant/Enteprenuer
3) Where you live Broward County Florida
4) Date of BMW purchase / lease 02/2010
5) Date and location of Dinan upgrade purchase Foreign Affairs Pompano Beach 12/2010 (one of the 1st GT's in the US with a tune)
6) Approximate miles since upgrade 3000
7) Gas Mileage? not measured
8) Any problems or regrets? can't keep my foot out of it/efficieny dynamics readout
9) M-Sport Package - Yes or No N/A
10) Standard driving mode: (Normal & Sport)
11) Non Run Flat Tires - Yes or No / Which Tire? No - Nitto INVO
12) Radar / Laser detector - Yes or No / Which one? V1
13) Speeding tickets? None since tune (knocking on wood)
14) Previous performance cars owned No real standouts (although this is bimmer # 7)
15) What "drove" you to purchase the Dinan Stage 1? HP/TQ gains
16) Any advice to others to further their experience? Ditch the runflats for stickier tires
17) Favorite road or place to to drive Turnpike /Interstate - wish I could have some of the roads from my home state of California.
18) Comments: "Horsepower sells cars, Torque wins races" - Carroll Shelby
Thanks for taking the time.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:24 PM
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I'm not sure if I was the first to have it installed. Had it done end of December. In the Winter, in Michigan. In the snow. Didn't matter. Was incredible even in the slush. Now with Michelin Super Sports, I have a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CAR than what I originally leased. Thankfully. Was not jazzed with the stock 550 ix sport. As a long time BMW owner, this car was a bit of a surprise when it came to handling. Not in a good way. Now, with the Dinan and the new Michelins, I have the BMW I wanted, and then some.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:41 PM
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bikerboy when you replaced the stock tires with the Michelins, did you need an aligment too?
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:19 PM
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0-60 times
On the 550xi it appears to be stock 4.9.
The big power increase is beyond 60 mph in this cars but there is definitely a power increase in 1st and second gears but HP and torque are very much control in this gears by the computers on the car otherwise the wheels would just spin. My guess is that this cars specially the XI might be around the 4.4 or 4.5 sec and on 550 i maybe 4.5 or 4.6 depending who is driving it.
I haven't being able to find any official timings anywhere since its a quite expensive CPU.
but you can check my video on you tube
you can see the acceleration from 50 to 130 mph.
the video always seems to be slower but in real life is very fast. ( much faster that a 2008 m3)
I hope this info helps to answer you questiion
2patron
The stock 550i xDrive was tested 0-60 in 4.5 seconds by Autoweek. Dinan should be able to take .2 or better off of this result.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:52 PM
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1) Age - 38
2) Occupation - Engineering Manager
3) Where you live - San Francisco, CA
4) Date of BMW purchase / lease - lease/12/29/2010
5) Date and location of Dinan upgrade purchase - 4/22/2011 - Mountain View, CA
6) Approximate miles since upgrade - 300
7) Gas Mileage? 17.5
8) Any problems or regrets? NONE
9) M-Sport Package - Yes or No - YES
10) Standard driving mode: Comfort / Normal / Sport / Sport+ - Normal/Sport
11) Non Run Flat Tires - Yes or No / Which Tire? - RFT Dunlops
12) Radar / Laser detector - Yes or No / Which one? - Researching one, any suggestions?
13) Speeding tickets? - None yet
14) Previous performance cars owned - None
15) What "drove" you to purchase the Dinan Stage 1? - Highyo and bikerboy
16) Any advice to others to further their experience? - Just get it, seriously. I mean, I don't know what long term effects are but this is way way fun.
17) Favorite road or place to to drive - any freeway with some space and a willing victim
18) Comments:
I loved my car before, but I love my car even more now. I don't see any downside to this tune at all. Hands down, the bang for the buck can't be beat. Docile and luxurious when it needs to be, and beast for all those other times.

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Old 09-08-2011, 12:21 PM
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Stage 2 is out

I just call dinan in California and its true.
Im getting the stage 2 as we speak today here in Fl
Its supposed to get rid of the lag on 1st and 2d gear.
I diont have dyno numbers but Dinan said its craizy fast.
Picking up car in a few hrs I will post review
Stay tuned.
Its not in their website but call them if you dont believe me.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:11 PM
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:30 PM
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I just call dinan in California and its true.
Im getting the stage 2 as we speak today here in Fl
Its supposed to get rid of the lag on 1st and 2d gear.
I diont have dyno numbers but Dinan said its craizy fast.
Picking up car in a few hrs I will post review
Stay tuned.
Its not in their website but call them if you dont believe me.
How much does it cost???
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:41 PM
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:55 PM
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I just call dinan in California and its true.
Im getting the stage 2 as we speak today here in Fl
Its supposed to get rid of the lag on 1st and 2d gear.
I diont have dyno numbers but Dinan said its craizy fast.
Picking up car in a few hrs I will post review
Stay tuned.
Its not in their website but call them if you dont believe me.
Any hardware requirements of just a flash?
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:32 PM
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1) Age - 52
2) Occupation- REALTOR
3) Where you live - Calgary, AB
4) Date of BMW purchase / lease - Sept 24, 2010
5) Date and location of Dinan upgrade purchase - December 2010
6) Approximate miles since upgrade - 10K miles (16,000 km)
7) Gas Mileage - 15mpg
8) Any problems or regrets? Yes. Chassis Stabilization & Flat Tire Malfunction lights always coming on when applying power. The good news is Dinan revised their flash early Sept and revision apparently solves this issues *which only affects a small number of flashed cars*
9) M-Sport Package - No
10) Standard driving mode: Sport or Sport+
11) Non Run Flat Tires - Stock RF's, which I detest. Will replace in spring. Anyone mounted PS2's? Sure hope it improves the handling *which frankly sucks*
12) Radar / Laser detector - Yes - V1
13) Speeding tickets? Yes
14) Previous performance cars owned - 335Xi w/ Dinan Stg 3 & KWV3 coil-overs (perhaps the 550 needs the suspension replaced to improve the handling)
15) What "drove" you to purchase the Dinan Stage 1? Need for speed
16) Any advice to others to further their experience? Flash gives good power - would like a stg 3 (oversized IC)
17) Favorite road or place to to drive Rogers Pass BC
18) Comments: Haven't timed 0-60mph as I can't apply full power without dash turning into Christmas tree. I suspect the times won't be much better than 4.6 or 4.7. The C63AMG still takes it

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:34 PM
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How much does it cost???
500 dlls but it has 15% discount so its 425. 30 min labor in my shop was 80 dlls so it ended around 500 again. Remember younjust pay the difference from stage 1.
1 st and 2 nd gear specially 2 nd gear have been unleashed .... Hoooollly sh....t!
Its amazing how the car now moves from a standing point on the red lights.
Second gear is so powerfull now and the engine feels like its not limited as it was before.
Make sure your tires are in good shape because iven with traction control it wants to spin.
If trying to go manual with paddle shifters from a stand still I recommend starting in 2 nd gear. Goes up to 60 mph in a heart beat. Worth every penny.
Dinan told me if i didnt like it i could keepmit and they would refund me every penny... But cant lie.. I love it.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:37 PM
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Any hardware requirements of just a flash?
Just a reflash! 30 min and 500 bucks!
Over 500 hp and almost 600 torque as far as I know. No official numbers yet from Dinan
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:44 AM
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