replied to the thread Article: Evolve E9X M3 S65 V8 Primary Cat Delete/ Test Pipes and Stage 2 ECU Tune Package $1349 - Dynograph
" "hack tune".... sounds interesting! Wanting more info on this one. Maybe he can make the initial cold-start rev more aggressive? I hate the OEM's initial cold-start rev where it only goes to approx 1,000rpm (seems lazy to me, but I understand the reasons why), my 335i would initially rev to 1,500-1,800 upon start up and, my G35 would initially rev to 2,000 upon start-up, both of which gave a nice "bark" when you turn on the car, and then quickly settled into that normal 1,200rpm "cold-start" rev range.
I'm still waiting on my DCT tune too, the cable I received unfortunately couldn't be coded or updated with the HEX codes, but Sal explained the process in detail, and will be shipping out a new cable to me shortly. I absolutely love the tune, it feels completely stock in driving refinement, only more "pushy" throughout the rev range; it makes you forget the S65's flat torque output. It seemed to amplify that exotic high pitched exhaust howl-zing between 3,400-3,700rpm as well, which sounds great in combination with my test pipes.
As much as I love the tune, to me it doesn't compare to the Servo mapping, that thing completely changed the character of how the car drives. The OEM steering gear is wonderful, nice feedback, quick ratio, and solid in response, but the lack of weight ruins the overall experience, as other magazine reviews have stated. The Servo mapping made the steering assist smoother in operation, the steering weight is substantially heavier (the original file received was great, but I requested something heavier, which Sal was happy to map & try out), which gave the car a new sense of solidity, and now requires virtually zero steering corrections (even when it's windy) as it drives down the road; the car feels like it's sucked to the road, feels like the car weighs 6,000lbs when on-center, but smooth in assistance off-center to where it feels somewhat livelier with better feedback, and everyone who's driven my M3 in comparision to their M3 were in amazement of how much better the steering weight is and how more substantial the feedback is, not exaggerating in anyway shape or form. It also got rid of the delayed assistance compared to the OEM M-dynamic mode, where sometimes you'll get zero assistance, and then magically a split second later, you get full assistance, which made the steering wheel awkward. "
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