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      01-25-2020, 04:07 PM   #1
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Thoughts on the Evolve tune

Hi there,

There's a couple of videos of them dynoing and driving the car but I have found no review of their tune.

https://www.evolveautomotive.com/evo...410hp-s55.html

Has anybody installed this?
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Sounds like one of those too good to be true things
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Why not get bootmod3? Its superior and cheaper
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Hi there,

There's a couple of videos of them dynoing and driving the car but I have found no review of their tune.

https://www.evolveautomotive.com/evo...410hp-s55.html

Has anybody installed this?
I have their tune on my 19 M550i. I went with them because of their rep and long term presence on YouTube with real world vids of them pounding their F10 M5 and their new f90 M5. I just found the guy Irman who does all the vids really informative and they show stock dyno runs and them flashing it and dynoing again right there. I sent them both ecu reads and got files back. I've only paid them once and since I got tune they have revised it to my specific wants and sent me file for my EGS system to make the clutch apply 100% available pressure under full throttle, anyway they have not accepted money even though I offer each time I have them do anything. Had them ghost my laptop to monitor logs live. Just been great to deal with. I'm all wheel drive so dyno results I can't get, linked 4 wheel dyno's aren't around me or I would have dyno'd first week I got the car like usual.
I broke this car in and did Dinan piggy at about 5k miles and that was a solid 45/50hp bump and was great but was still feeling like the car was heavy from a roll compared to my bolt on M5 (mustang dyno @ 504/516 to the wheels). I feel like this bumped me up a solid 90-110hp over stock with their tune in the M550. So just chose them for tune after speaking to a few tuners. Some I liked, some sounded cocky on the phone. Mo from DME was really nice too. But I just wanted what I have watched vids of at VMax so ended up with Evolve. Stage 1 I trap 123 and invalid 11.2 qtr and valid up Slope at 11.4@122.8mph. I think they say stock I'm 12.0@113 if that helps. Feel like you could squeeze a touch more out of engine if you wanted to, but I asked it to be tailored to my needs and I'm this being my DD.
My car is different but wanted to chime in since I saw your post.
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Why not get bootmod3? Its superior and cheaper
+1. With bm3 you can also adjust the tune based on your personal taste.
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Yeah BM3 has a lot for your platform too. They just didn't and still don't for my platform. Probably find a lot of BM3 users with your application
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Yeah BM3 has a lot for your platform too. They just didn't and still don't for my platform. Probably find a lot of BM3 users with your application
The only problem with plug and flash is you can't log the car and therefore you can't tell if the engine is happy or not. By no mean I'm saying evolve will give a bad tune but it's necessary to check the log of your car from time to time.. If you already have a 3rd party device that can log the car then use any tuner of your preference but ECUTEK, MHD, and BM3 have datalogger built-in the software.
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Yeah BM3 has a lot for your platform too. They just didn't and still don't for my platform. Probably find a lot of BM3 users with your application
The only problem with plug and flash is you can't log the car and therefore you can't tell if the engine is happy or not. By no mean I'm saying evolve will give a bad tune but it's necessary to check the log of your car from time to time.. If you already have a 3rd party device that can log the car then use any tuner of your preference but ECUTEK, MHD, and BM3 have datalogger built-in the software.
Very true. I had Evolve ghost my lap top and monitor logs during some pulls to be sure all was good. Would be nice to be able to do myself!!
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The only problem with plug and flash is you can't log the car and therefore you can't tell if the engine is happy or not. By no mean I'm saying evolve will give a bad tune but it's necessary to check the log of your car from time to time.. If you already have a 3rd party device that can log the car then use any tuner of your preference but ECUTEK, MHD, and BM3 have datalogger built-in the software.
Also changes will need to be done at the tuner making it inconvenient and in some cases pricey.

With Bootmod3 you can make all the changes yourself and it takes seconds.
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