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      12-03-2018, 02:28 AM   #1
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I was wondering if there is anyone in the forum that has gotten the Hex tune stage 1or 2 from VF engineering. How much of a difference does it make and is it worth buying? Is the burble mode any good lol?
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      12-03-2018, 05:20 AM   #2
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This guy has some videos on it.


He has some posts here as well.

There are some other options for flash tuning.

Sounds generally like Stage 1 doesn't add a lot of peak HP (especially on 91 oct), but the butt dyno feels the power.

Stage 2 is going to require intercooler upgrade, sport cat, and think about a charge pipe.


Check the N55 engine section. https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=651

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      12-03-2018, 01:20 PM   #3
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Stage 2 requires a downpipe (per VF). you can do without FMIC. I did a chargepipe for piece of mind. The difference vs stock is night and day. Its still a relatively conservative tune vs other options out there but it definitely makes the car come alive and is a lot of fun.
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      12-03-2018, 03:22 PM   #4
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After Break-in service ,
Did stg 1, has stage 1 for 2 months and then jumped into Stage 2 after doing the downpipes with no fmic (happy person)

Did intercooler and chargepipes 6-7mo's later
Not necessary for stage 2 but downpipes...
Plug n play and enjoy the ride ///
Love VF-E / Hex tuning
Tune been on the car for over two years
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What's more aggressive, BM3 stg1 or Hex stg1?
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      12-04-2018, 08:08 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply. Just wanted to see the power gains. Good video by that guy as well.
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This guy has some videos on it.


He has some posts here as well.

There are some other options for flash tuning.

Sounds generally like Stage 1 doesn't add a lot of peak HP (especially on 91 oct), but the butt dyno feels the power.

Stage 2 is going to require intercooler upgrade, sport cat, and think about a charge pipe.


Check the N55 engine section. https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=651
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Tuning a turbo charged vehicle not as difficult as people are making it out to be now that the ECU's firewall has been penetrated..

It's matter of just turning up boost and synchronize the timing to allow for your desired style of drivability, quality of gasoline and any potential mods..

Any reputable retail tune will do, VF, BM3, ect. are all the same with each having their own unique user interface and pricing..

Tuning a natural aspirated vehicle, now that's chore! And it's is wayyyy more expensive and time consuming to achieve half the results a tuned turbo vehicle can produce..

I'm speaking from first hard experience from spending many weekends in a performance shop back when I had a Evo 9. and observing their operation..
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A consideration, and one that initially helped me to make my decision and is now making me question my choice, is that with VF/Hex it is "set and forget" - this is what I have now. If you want to do any additional tuning, you'll need something else. I can see in a year or two wanting more power and I will need to make another purchase.
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I had the VF Stage 1 in my OG M2, makes a huuuge difference.

I now run BM3 on my M2C simply because they dragged their feet on releasing the tune.

Can't go wrong either way. The VF folks have great customer service and BM3 folks have automated/simplified the tuning process a bit better.
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I'm gonna be interested in a Stage 1 tune, probably hex, when my warranty runs out. I also honestly feel that I don't need the extra power but I'd probably add it anyway.

I feel that the car has problems gripping the road anyways even stock but hopefully the Michelin PS4s will remedy that to some extent.
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Hi

I was wondering if there is anyone in the forum that has gotten the Hex tune stage 1or 2 from VF engineering. How much of a difference does it make and is it worth buying? Is the burble mode any good lol?


The difference is night and day, AND we offer a full 30-day Money
Back Guarantee as an added boost of confidence. (pun intended!)

Software is without a doubt the best bang for your buck on any
current model turbocharged BMW. It's a simple DIY install that
allows you to freely switch between stock/tuned performance
modes at will. In addition to the extra power and improved
drivability, the acoustic enhancements are great as well.



Don't let the generalization of "conservative" or "off the shelf" be
a deterrent in any way. We test/tune/validate all of our software
in house, and fully support all bolt on modifications for cars with
stock turbos. Our current power levels are advertised modestly
and the majority of our customers will see gains that meet or
exceed our advertised HP & TQ figures.


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      12-11-2018, 10:27 PM   #12
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Running Hex Stage 2 on my car for about 6 months and absolutely love it. 100% recommended.
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