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Old 11-23-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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Racing Chip

How does one install a racing chip in a 94 325i?
What is the best racing chip out there?
What kind of improvements can I expect?
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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tms /jim conforti is a good one, basically you order it,a nd then you have to take your computer out and put the chip in there, takes probably about 15 mins if its your first time
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Is this an EPROM of some sort? If you have a prommer, couldn't you write your own software to mod it out? I guess there are physical limitations to the machinery involved...
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:51 PM   #4
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well yes, technically you could, but the people who made these chips, they are experts, and they specialize in this so their chip is probably going to yield more performance, and do you have a programmer? arent they a little costly?
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I know of three different chip makers, there are probably more. There is Conforti, there is Dinan, there is active autowerks. Conforti seems to be better all-around. Dinan seems to do better at high rpm's. AA I'm not sure about, but have heard good things. I believe they are all around the same price. Two things they all seem to do is: raise the red line to about 7000 rpms, and remove the top speed limiter. If you plan a lot of mods, I would buy a chip last. You can then tell them what you have done and they can custom tune the chip for you.
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And also for tuning it yourself, lots of tuning is trial and error. Unless you have unlimited access to a dyno, it'd be very difficult to acquire the gains the Conforti (or whatever other brand) can offer.

Let us know what you decide.
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