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Old 01-28-2014, 10:50 AM
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Performance Upgrade for 2011 750li?

Hey everyone, now that I have the exterior of my vehicle looking the way I want. I looking for some advice on a performance upgrade. Can someone suggest a simple (hopefully plug and play) performance upgrade that will give the most bang for your buck. I really don't feel like this car needs a lot, but it would be nice to find something cost efficient that will provide a noticeable difference. Also I don't want to have to send the ecu somewhere or be without the car for an extended period of time.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:04 AM
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Hey everyone, now that I have the exterior of my vehicle looking the way I want. I looking for some advice on a performance upgrade. Can someone suggest a simple (hopefully plug and play) performance upgrade that will give the most bang for your buck. I really don't feel like this car needs a lot, but it would be nice to find something cost efficient that will provide a noticeable difference. Also I don't want to have to send the ecu somewhere or be without the car for an extended period of time.
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I have not done either yet but BMS Stage 1 and a PedalBox should do the trick! All can be self installed and will cost you less than $700.

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Old 01-28-2014, 02:52 PM
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BMS Stage 1 & Pedalbox. Done.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:25 PM
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Thank you. Any suggestions on where to buy both?
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:20 PM
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Thank you. Any suggestions on where to buy both?
BMS: www.burgertuning.com
Pedalbox: www.motivemods.com
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:01 AM
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Thank you. I ordered mine on Friday, will let you know how I like it.


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Old 02-05-2014, 10:29 AM
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Raj, I installed the stage 1 last night. I haven't had much time to drive, but I really can't say that I notice much of a difference. Hopefully the more time I'm in the car, the more I will notice it. Also it's 0 degrees here, so it doesn't make it much fun to drive. Any thoughts? Thanks


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Raj, I installed the stage 1 last night. I haven't had much time to drive, but I really can't say that I notice much of a difference. Hopefully the more time I'm in the car, the more I will notice it. Also it's 0 degrees here, so it doesn't make it much fun to drive. Any thoughts? Thanks


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If you can't feel anything, it's definitely not installed correctly. Oh wait, you said bms, I'm sorry, I thought you were talking about Dinan. Yeah, you really don't feel any difference with the bms, sorry.
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invest, let me know if you end up liking the BMS and how easy was it to install? I'm semi considering this as well. I was thinking pedalbox but honestly, i don't like the controller box gizmo sitting out in the cabin.
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invest, let me know if you end up liking the BMS and how easy was it to install? I'm semi considering this as well. I was thinking pedalbox but honestly, i don't like the controller box gizmo sitting out in the cabin.
20 minute install and its hidden in the ash tray. Follow aom7 step by step guide, it's simple. Turned mine off last night for the first time, before giving the car to a valet, and it felt like I was stuck in mud. You really want an ecu tune and pedalbox, but if you could only have one, pedalbox is the way to go.
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20 minute install and its hidden in the ash tray. Follow aom7 step by step guide, it's simple. Turned mine off last night for the first time, before giving the car to a valet, and it felt like I was stuck in mud. You really want an ecu tune and pedalbox, but if you could only have one, pedalbox is the way to go.
Agreed. When I turn it off, I want to kick the car to get it moving. Amazing change.
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The more I drive it the more I think I like it. I agree with both of you and ordered a pedal box today. I think the combination of both will be a nice addition. Will keep you posted. Thanks for the advice.


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Old 02-06-2014, 05:16 PM
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DLF, the install on the BMS was relatively easy. Probably took 30 minutes. The car feels really quick while rolling, but stills has that lag where I think the pedal box will really help.


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Though the N63 tune works on the 09's thru present 750s, BMS also has an N63tu tune now. Since I lagged on placing my order I guess I'm going to get that one. It's listed for the '14 550 but they said they're going to update it so that buyers know it works on the 13+ 650/750's too.

Sent my pedalbox back today. Mine was having some issues and was causing the car to have small sporadic accelerations when at idle. Didn't like the way it felt during city driving anyway and usually had to turn it off unless I was on the highway. Guess I'll just get used to pushing the accelerator farther down.
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Though the N63 tune works on the 09's thru present 750s, BMS also has an N63tu tune now. Since I lagged on placing my order I guess I'm going to get that one. It's listed for the '14 550 but they said they're going to update it so that buyers know it works on the 13+ 650/750's too.

Sent my pedalbox back today. Mine was having some issues and was causing the car to have small sporadic accelerations when at idle. Didn't like the way it felt during city driving anyway and usually had to turn it off unless I was on the highway. Guess I'll just get used to pushing the accelerator farther down.
Sorry to hear that about your pedal box man. I just got some amazing 0-60 times with my old BMS and pedalbox. I'm getting the new BMS likely next week or the following. If all works out I should be in the 4.1-4.2 sec 0-60 range then.
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invest, let me know if you end up liking the BMS and how easy was it to install? I'm semi considering this as well. I was thinking pedalbox but honestly, i don't like the controller box gizmo sitting out in the cabin.
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If you can't feel anything, it's definitely not installed correctly. Oh wait, you said bms, I'm sorry, I thought you were talking about Dinan. Yeah, you really don't feel any difference with the bms, sorry.
I have the "new" Stage 1 installed on my car and as soon as the weather breaks, I will be back at the track. As you may recall, I have documented Dinan and BMS and so far, neither has done much.
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Mine is hidden in my ashtray.






I have the "new" Stage 1 installed on my car and as soon as the weather breaks, I will be back at the track. As you may recall, I have documented Dinan and BMS and so far, neither has done much.
Definitely getting that wood on my next car. Really looks good in contrast to the black interior. Ended up with ash grey on my last two 7's which I like, but doesn't really stand out much against all of the black leather.

I wouldn't think the PedalBox would actually have an affect on the 0-60 time, since it'd really just be the difference in time it'd take for you foot to hit the normal full-throttle position (the floor board) as compared to whatever pedal position the pedalbox remaps full-throttle to. I'd think this would be fairly insignificant?
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Raj & richard - was there some kind of problem with your previous bms tunes? Saw on deletme thread that you had sent yours back.


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Thanks guys. I'll look for those install instructions, not sure I can dismantle anything in the car to get the thing to run into the ashtray. And if I did, where oh where would i put my change holder? huh? didn't think about that didya?
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Thanks guys. I'll look for those install instructions, not sure I can dismantle anything in the car to get the thing to run into the ashtray. And if I did, where oh where would i put my change holder? huh? didn't think about that didya?
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saw the install instructions, just not sure how EASY it is to remove that center console...anyone have MORE details?
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saw the install instructions, just not sure how EASY it is to remove that center console...anyone have MORE details?
It's ridiculously easy, just follow his instruction.
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Never have done it before should take you 20-30 minutes. If you have done it before, you could take it apart, install the pedalbox and put it back together in under 5 minutes.
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I'll muck it up for sure.
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I recently received the error "engine malfunction" and the car went into reduced power mode. This only happened when the car was on reserve fuel. Does anyone know if this was due to the stage 1 tuner obviously increasing the fuel rate? The warning went away after I fueled up?


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