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      11-20-2018, 02:42 PM   #1
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BM3 OTS tune vs custom

Evening all,

I'm having my catless DP's, BMC drop in's, Eibachs and spacers fitted tomorrow (F80 ZCP)

At this level, is a custom tune worth the cost over the Stage2 OTS?
And..who is considered the best for custom tune?

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A custom tune will be better but the OTS stage 2 map is very very good and unless youíre chasing times and figures I think youíll be very happy with it.

I am from the UK too and currently run the OTS stage 2 93 map on my car with decats and drop in filters. Itís rapid and very consistent, it does 100-200kmh in 6.8 seconds.

I have seen custom stage 2 flashes on UK 99 Ron fuel do 6.2-6.4 100-200 so faster but it shows how good the OTS flash is.

Of course on E85 these cars go a good chunk faster again, but sadly we donít get E85 at the pumps like the yank boys and itís vey expensive for us to buy.

Either way youíll love it
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The OTS map is really good, only get a custom tune if you want to push your car to the limit

I would use the OTS map for daily driving and the custom map when racing
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Awesome cheers guys. Just what I needed to know.

Shortyy, did you notice an increase in spool sound with the drop ins? Also did you feel a big jump going from stage 1 to stage 2?.
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Awesome cheers guys. Just what I needed to know.

Shortyy, did you notice an increase in spool sound with the drop ins? Also did you feel a big jump going from stage 1 to stage 2?.

Didnít really notice any noise changes after fitting the filters.

I went standard straight to stage 2, decats and map in one. Where are you based in the UK?
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I'm in Grimsby mate. How about you? I think I might have spoken to you on one of the favebook groups actually..

Just dropped it off this morning for de-cats, eibach's and spacers. Downloaded OTS stage 2 map last night and configured it ready to flash when I go pick it up. Hoping it's going to be dry later. Have you had yours on the dyno?
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I'm in Grimsby mate. How about you? I think I might have spoken to you on one of the favebook groups actually..

Just dropped it off this morning for de-cats, eibach's and spacers. Downloaded OTS stage 2 map last night and configured it ready to flash when I go pick it up. Hoping it's going to be dry later. Have you had yours on the dyno?

Iím in Liverpool mate. You will love it! It will be a rocket.

Might be on the dyno this weekend, but Iím not to fussed on dyno figures, I prefer to do performance times like 100-200kmh and 60-130mph. This gives you a real idea of a cars performance

Let me know how you get on
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Well the best part is you have BM3, proven to be the best unlike other canned tuned and makes the car drive like crap.
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Awesome cheers guys. Just what I needed to know.

Shortyy, did you notice an increase in spool sound with the drop ins? Also did you feel a big jump going from stage 1 to stage 2?.
There's a good amount of induction noise after replacing the filters

There's a nice pick up on the butt dyno from stage 1 to stage 2, I think with BM3 you'll be more than happy with just the "off the shelf". I had experience with several other tunes - JB4, GIAC, VF, PP and the BM3 is by far the best of the bunch.

Here's a dyno comparison between stock, BM3 ots stage 1, and a custom tune for E85 by CaryTheLabelGuy

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