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      06-25-2017, 05:16 PM   #89
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Really like the looks of this tune! Is the stage 2 tune best suited for a catted downpipe or catless downpipe? Will there be any power gains going to catless setup? Also is an aftermarket exhaust required for stage 2 or will there not be much to gain from the exhaust?

Do you have any dealers in western Canada to unlock the ECU? If not, do you have any dealers in the pacific northwest?
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Really like the looks of this tune! Is the stage 2 tune best suited for a catted downpipe or catless downpipe? Will there be any power gains going to catless setup? Also is an aftermarket exhaust required for stage 2 or will there not be much to gain from the exhaust?

Do you have any dealers in western Canada to unlock the ECU? If not, do you have any dealers in the pacific northwest?
We do have a dealer in Richmond, BC area by the name of Performance ONE,
and if you prefer an option south of the border much, we also have Achtuning
in Seattle, WA.

Stage TWO is calibrated for use with aftermarket downpipe, either with or
without cat. Reducing back pressure and lowering EGT's is almost always a
benefit to performance; Not only in regards to increasing horsepower, but
also more consistent power with less DME correction and intervention.

Stage TWO offers an increase of 30-40 HP/TQ over Stage ONE, which is a
combination of the hardware and software working together. This is an
accumulative gain as on their own neither would provide the same benefits.
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I just had Stage 2 installed at VF last week. So far it's feeling pretty good haven't driven much.

Very quick process, shout out to VF Engineering and Gary for being super helpful.

Will have dyno results after I install my intercooler, charge pipes, and turbo inlet. Right now I have a catless downpipe, catback, and intake.
I will pretty much end up with your same list of mods. I have catted dp, midpipe and exhaust. Will do FMIC and charge pipe. Interested in your results!
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Nice!! Hoping to install them soon on my own (scary lol) but once I get them on I'll hit the dyno and post the results.
Depending what you are installing it could be plug and play!

I will most likely have the shop do it since its nicer to do on a lift that laying on the ground!
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Intercooler, charge pipes (turbo and throttle body side), turbo inlet....bumper needs to come off since I have the ER intercooler. Not sure how hard the turbo side is or the turbo inlet. But yeah just need to install them and I think I'm good to go since I already have the Stage 2 tune. Can't wait! I've yet to see a FBO M2 on 91 octane without a bigger turbo or E85/meth.
And that is what I am shooting for! But with 93 octane
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Have not had time to hit the dyno yet but on a highway pull my Awron gauge got up to 369hp. Not sure hot accurate it is. Just thought I would share.
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Have not had time to hit the dyno yet but on a highway pull my Awron gauge got up to 369hp. Not sure hot accurate it is. Just thought I would share.
Let me know when you're on the highway again
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I will be on the West Side Highway in 30mins heading North to the GWB entering at 96th ST
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Oh we can't play there its a roller coaster there, PM me for tonight
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Speaking of "roller coaster"...


...One of our customers recently sent some photos of his last track day
at Laguna Seca in Monterey, Ca. My favorite shot is hands down his M2
hitting the apex on the world famous "corkscrew" (above), but these other
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We also updated the first post with our list of
HEX Tuning Certified Dealers & Installers. (click link to jump!)


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Not CARB approved, but will this pass smog? I'm in Cali
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Not CARB approved, but will this pass smog? I'm in Cali
By the time you have to smog it you might not even have the car I think it's 6 years till next Smog on new cars.
And you can remove tune and put it back after smog test.
I'm from so.cal ///
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By the time you have to smog it you might not even have the car I think it's 6 years till next Smog on new cars.
And you can remove tune and put it back after smog test.
I'm from so.cal ///
I dunno man.. I kept my current car for 16 years

but yeah you're right, new cars don't need to smog for like 6 years then every other year after that.
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Can you put up a video of how to remove the ECU if there's no local dealership and it has to be shipped?
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Can you put up a video of how to remove the ECU if there's no local dealership and it has to be shipped?

We haven't made the time to do a video for the N55 yet, but there are
plenty of really good resources online already.


Here's a link to one that's very complete and relatively easy to follow:
.PDF ECU Removal Guide (click link to download)


Credit to crbalch for creating the .pdf
and @dd1981 and harkes for the groundwork.

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Oh boy, that's a few levels too complicated for me.

If you ever find yourself on Maui, and want to tune a car, let me know!
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Oh boy, that's a few levels too complicated for me.

If you ever find yourself on Maui, and want to tune a car, let me know!
That's what I said when I looked at the instructions too. lol.
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Looking to eventually do a stage 2 tune and HEX seems to be the best option. I called the local shop here who is an approved dealer and asked what happens to the comfort, sport and sport + mode after the tune. They didn't really know and said that once tuned it probably just has one setting and the comfort, sport and sport+ have no variance anymore.

Is this true? Once tuned, does comfort, sport and sport+ do anything anymore?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Also, asked if I got stage 1 done now, how much would be it to go up to a stage 2 after I got me dp and FMIC. They said full pop on price again for stage 2.
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Any dealers located in Central Canada?

I live in Manitoba and those dyno plots have peaked my interest!
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That's what I said when I looked at the instructions too. lol.
Dittto for me in Edmonton!

Edmonton is an easy one.

We have a certified HEX Tuning Installer in Edmonton by the name
of Velocity Motorsport. Ask for Alex and mention that we spoke via
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Looking to eventually do a stage 2 tune and HEX seems to be the best option. I called the local shop here who is an approved dealer and asked what happens to the comfort, sport and sport + mode after the tune. They didn't really know and said that once tuned it probably just has one setting and the comfort, sport and sport+ have no variance anymore.

Is this true? Once tuned, does comfort, sport and sport+ do anything anymore?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Also, asked if I got stage 1 done now, how much would be it to go up to a stage 2 after I got me dp and FMIC. They said full pop on price again for stage 2.

Hey djacts !

The dealer you spoke to may have been mistaken.
The full OEM functionality of the different drive modes remains
intact even after the ECU is tuned.

Comfort, Sport and Sport + will still scale the throttle response
and shift points accordingly, just as if the car was stock, only w/
significantly more power on tap.


If you start with Stage ONE, you will receive our HEX Flash Cable
which allows for OBDII Port Flashing and MAP Switching between
stock and tuned modes.

In the event that you want to upgrade to Stage TWO at any point
in the future, the cost of the new file will be just $100. The file will
be e-mailed to you, which you can then upload yourself in literally
less than 3 minutes.



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Edmonton is an easy one.

We have a certified HEX Tuning Installer in Edmonton by the name
of Velocity Motorsport. Ask for Alex and mention that we spoke via
///M2 Bimmerpost forum!






Hey djacts !

The dealer you spoke to may have been mistaken.
The full OEM functionality of the different drive modes remains
intact even after the ECU is tuned.

Comfort, Sport and Sport + will still scale the throttle response
and shift points accordingly, just as if the car was stock, only w/
significantly more power on tap.


If you start with Stage ONE, you will receive our HEX Flash Cable
which allows for OBDII Port Flashing and MAP Switching between
stock and tuned modes.

In the event that you want to upgrade to Stage TWO at any point
in the future, the cost of the new file will be just $100. The file will
be e-mailed to you, which you can then upload yourself in literally
less than 3 minutes.



YESSSSS!!!
I like the sounds of that!
What happens if I have the MPE but try to go for the stage 2?
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