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♛ OFFICIAL ♛ HEX Tuning BMW (F8x) ECU & TCU Software Re-Release

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There's been sporadic talk of our BMW (F8X) M3/M4 software RE-RELEASE for about a couple weeks now.
Some vague details have been shared here and there...mostly in regards to the addition of the GTS inspired features, and this thread will serve as the Official Information Epicenter for all things HEX Tuning by VF Engineering related.

We will do our best to answer everyones questions, and encourage our dealers and customers to share reviews, dyno results, photos and videos as they have a chance to purchase, install, and use our software in the real world. To get the conversation started, below is our Product Data Sheet, which will soon be followed follow up with videos and our own in-house dyno results.

Thanks for reading, and stay "Tuned"!





Authorized HEX Tuning Dealers and Certified In-House Installers


U.S.A

Name: Supreme Power Parts - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Southern California (Orange County Region)
Phone: 714.632.1951
Contact Person(s): Tyson, Nick, or Tam
Website: www.SupremePower.com


Name: Sonic Motorsports - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Northern California (Bay Area)
Phone: 408.770.1230
Contact Person(s): Andrew or Samantha (Sam)
Website: www.SonicMS.net


Name: Motorwerks of Houston - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Texas (Houston and surrounding areas)
Phone: 832.419.8084
Contact Person(s): Travis
Website: www.MotorwerksAG.com


Name: Achtuning - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Washinton (Seattle and surrounding areas)
Phone: 425.895.0000
Contact Person(s): Kelly
Website: www.Achtuning.com


Name: Rogue Engineering - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: New Jersey (Tri-State Area)
Phone: 201.783.8600
Contact Person(s): Ben
Website: www.RogueEngineering.com


Name: Harrison Motorsports - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Georgia (Atlanta Area)
Phone: 678.879.1200
Contact Person(s): David
Website: www.HarrisonMotorsports.com


Name: Fitzgibbon Performance - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Florida (South)
Phone: 954.388.0050
Contact Person(s): Richard or Jonathan
Website: www.FitzgibbonPerformance.com


Name: World Motorsports - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Los Angeles (Torrance, CA)
Phone: 310.533.8900
Contact Person(s): Craig
Website: www.world-motorsports.com


Name: Bob Hindson Racing (BHR) - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816.561.6665
Contact Person(s): Stephen
Website: www.bhrkc.com


Name: Road Race Technologies - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Dulles, VA (greater D.M.V area)
Phone: 703.661.4222
Contact Person(s): Wayne or James
Website: www.rrtptm.com


Name: 3ZERO3 Motorsports - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Colorado
Phone: 303.456.8383
Contact Person(s): Scott
Website: www.3ZERO3Motorsports.com


Name: Performance ONE - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Vancouver
Phone: 604.270.2941
Contact Person(s): Mike or Karl
Website: www.PerformanceONE.ca

Name: Rennology Motorsport - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Illinois (multiple locations)
Phone: (708) 687-5258
Contact Person(s): Donna or Richard
Website: www.Rennology.com


Name: GMP Performance - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: North Carolina (Charlotte)
Phone: (704) 525-0941
Contact Person(s): Stephen or Trey
Website: www.GMPPerformance.com


Name: VAC Motorsports - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Phone: (215) 462-4666
Contact Person(s): Tony
Website: www.VACMotorsports.com


Name: SV Motorsports - Coming Soon
Location: Florida (Sarasota)


INTERNATIONAL

Name: Regal Autosport - Certified HEX Tuning Installer and Wholesale Distributor
Location: United Kingdom (Southampton)
Phone: +44 23 8055 8636
Contact Person(s): Chris, Ash
Website: www.RegalAutosport.com

Name: BBA Motorsport - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: China (Guangzhou Region)
Phone: +86 769 8511 8638
Contact Person(s): King (BB)

Name: Euro Motorsport - Certified HEX Tuning Installer and Wholesale Distributor
Location: Australia (Melbourne)
Phone: +03 9558 8221
Contact Person(s): Nik
Website: www.EuroMotorsport.com.au



Name: Xcede Performance - Certified HEX Tuning Installer
Location: South Africa (Johannesburg)
Phone: +27 11 791 6037
Contact Person(s): Sherwin
Website: www.XcedePerformance.co.za/

Recent Quote: The tuning experience with the 1st Hex M3 we did was fantastic and the map
is truly incredible. I can tell it’s a sophisticated, well-engineered, polished map. Extremely
smooth and from the moment the lump of torque arrives at the onset of boost, all the way
to high rpm it is progressive and smooth with no surging.

I have done multiple M3/M4’s with "■■■■■■" in 1 month & none of those cars were as smooth
as this one. We were thoroughly impressed with the professionalism of your team as well.





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Here are a few of the "GTS" Inspired Features we've added to our software:






HEX Tuning - Throttle Overrun / "Burble" feature:






Throttle Overrun / "Burble" - At idle:






BMW M4 ZCP on the dyno, post HEX Tuning Stage ONE Software Installation:





HEX Tuning Stage ONE at the Drag Strip:





NEW RECORD! - HEX Tuning Stage ONE:






TIME-SLIPS



Driver: Who's on first
Software Level: Stage ONE
Vehicle Info: 2016 BMW M4 - ZCP (DCT)
HEX Tuning Stage ONE - MPE cat-back Exhaust
91 Octane - Stock Michelin Pilot Super Sport
(self proclaimed "Shitty Driver")

UPDATED







Driver: 1FastS4
Software Level: Stage ONE
Vehicle Info: 2016 M4 (DCT)
HEX Tuning Stage ONE - VSRF Downpipes - Remus Cat-Back Exhaust -
BMC Airfilters - Sunoco 260GT Plus
(104 Octane) - Nito NT05R Tires (305 width)








Driver: MThree_driver
Software Level: Stage TWO
Vehicle Info: 2016 M3 (DCT)
HEX Tuning Stage ONE - Downpipes (brand?) - Secondary Cat and Resonator Delete -
Injen Intake - 93 Octane / 109 Octane Blend - Nito Nitto NT555R
(285 width)








Driver: Rashed A. (Instagram: _rmt8)
Software Level: Stage ONE
Vehicle Info: 2016 M4 (DCT)
HEX Tuning Stage ONE - All STOCK Everything Else!

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*Dyno plots are for reference use only.
Actual results may vary car to car, combinations of modifications, and variances in test conditions.
Advertised gains are based on low averages so that real world results meet or exceed customer expectations.




Vehicle: 2016 BMW (F82) M4 (DCT) - Austin Yellow
Software Level: HEX Tuning Stage ONE (username:1FastS4)
Additional Mods: Completely Stock




Vehicle: 2016 BMW (F83) M4 (6MT/Manual) - Black Sapphire Metallic
Software Level: HEX Tuning Stage ONE (username:Rye rye)
Additional Mods: Completely Stock




Vehicle: 2016 BMW (F82) M4 ZCP (DCT) - Alpine White
Software Level: HEX Tuning Stage ONE (username:Vic55)
Additional Mods: Completely Stock




Vehicle: 2016 BMW (F82) M4 (DCT) - Yas Marina Blue
Software Level: HEX Tuning Stage TWO (username:yellowssm)
Additional Mods: VRSF Downpipes / non-resonated mid pipe / Factory Rear Section / Berger "Cold-air" Intake




Vehicle: 2015 BMW (F80) M3 (DCT) - Mineral Grey Mettalic
Software Level: HEX Tuning Stage TWO & Stage TWO+ (username:__________)
Additional Mods: Evolution Racewerks Downpipes / Akrapovic Exhaust / Eventuri Carbon Intake / ERW Chargepipes




Vehicle: 2016 BMW (F82) M4 (6MT/Manual) - Yas Marina Blue
Software Level: HEX Tuning Stage TWO+ (username:__________)
Additional Mods: VSRF Downpipes / BMS Intake / MPE Exhaust



Vehicle: 2016 BMW (F82) M4 (6MT/Manual) - Black Sapphire Metallic
Software Level: HEX Tuning Stage ONE -AND- Stage TWO (username:qspring)
Additional Mods: Evolution Racewerks Downpipes / Eisenmann "Black Series" Exhaust / Injen Intake

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So in the future you will be able to flash remotely?
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Questions -

1. All flashes are via bench flashing, correct?

2. You noted "User Controlled Program Switching." What programs are being switched? Stock --> Stage 1 --> Stage 2/2+? How would this work other than through OBDII?

3. TCU flash is done via bench flash as well?

4. Will this affect my warranty? Just kidding.
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So in the future you will be able to flash remotely?
Yes, remote flashing is currently under development, unfortunately we cannot guarantee a timeline for official release...which is simply the nature of tuning modern ECU's.

That being said Port Switching is a feature that we have enabled with this current re-release of our ECU software.

IE: If you send in your ECU for unlocking, you will then be able to switch back to stock, or switch to other Stage Power Levels on your own using our HEX Tuning OBDII tool.

As described above, this is available now!
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I am going to post the typical obvious questions... what tables are you altering? Do you have full control of the fueling, timing, vanos, boost, WGDC and so forth?
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Quote:
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Questions -

1. All flashes are via bench flashing, correct?
All unlocking requires ECU removal.
The process of flashing (as well as switching) can then be accomplished via OBDII port.

Quote:
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You noted "User Controlled Program Switching."
What programs are being switched?
Stock --> Stage 1 --> Stage 2/2+?
How would this work other than through OBDII?
User "Controlled Program Switching" will allow you to switch between software Stage levels, and your original Stock File, through the OBDII port with our HEX Flashing tool.

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3. TCU flash is done via bench flash as well?
As some of you may know, the TCU for these cars are located inside of the transmission so removal is not an option.

TCU Upgrades are currently only being offered in person at our Southern California location, or at Authorized HEX Tuning Dealers who are equipped with our flashing equipment.

I will provide the list of Authorized Dealers as the dealer tools are sent out, and after they have been properly trained with the new equipment.
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I am going to post the typical obvious questions...
what tables are you altering? Do you have full control of the fueling, timing, vanos, boost, WGDC and so forth?
This is a full ECU re-calibration as we have total access to read and write to any of the tables within the ECU.

Obviously we won't be able to divulge the full details as this is not open source and our calibrations are proprietary, but as you will see in the videos and dyno plots we will be posting today and tomorrow, we have spent quite a bit of time in R&D and testing to provide some pretty cool features and impressive power levels.
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This is a full ECU re-calibration as we have total access to read and write to any of the tables within the ECU.

Obviously we won't be able to divulge the full details as this is not open source and our calibrations are proprietary, but as you will see in the videos and dyno plots we will be posting today and tomorrow, we have spent quite a bit of time in R&D and testing to provide some pretty cool features and impressive power levels.
You have all 50000 or so tables translated? Well, more power to you guys...
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Cool. Another re-branded bench flash.
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Can overseas customers get benefit of this?
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Added First Video to Post #2 ...

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All unlocking requires ECU removal.
The process of flashing (as well as switching) can then be accomplished via OBDII port.



User "Controlled Program Switching" will allow you to switch between software Stage levels, and your original Stock File, through the OBDII port with our HEX Flashing tool.



As some of you may know, the TCU for these cars are located inside of the transmission so removal is not an option.

TCU Upgrades are currently only being offered in person at our Southern California location, or at Authorized HEX Tuning Dealers who are equipped with our flashing equipment.

I will provide the list of Authorized Dealers as the dealer tools are sent out, and after they have been properly trained with the new equipment.

My transmission is sitting on the floor of the shop... You need the entire thing...?
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Do you have an Australian distributor?
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My transmission is sitting on the floor of the shop... You need the entire thing...?
No thank you!

We'll be looking to finalize the training with an East Coast Dealer/Distributor soon enough after their tools arrive and we can schedule our flight.
(will provide more details when the time is near)

There is also a very good chance that for non-California M3/M4 owners ... we will be planning a 'Flashing Tour' where we will visit a handful of major cities this Spring/Summer and do a flashing/dyno day with exclusive dealers.
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Do you have an Australian distributor?
Not yet.

We have many international resellers for our Supercharger Systems for BMW, Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, etc... and we hope to convert one or more of them to HEX Tuning Authorized Installers soon.

Obviously getting to Australia is a more significant trip than say Florida or New York, so you always have the option of shipping us your ECU for engine software...and you'll just have to hold tight for a little while if you're looking for TCU software.
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Cool. Another re-branded bench flash.
With great marketing, too!
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No thank you!

We'll be looking to finalize the training with an East Coast Dealer/Distributor soon enough after their tools arrive and we can schedule our flight.
(will provide more details when the time is near)

There is also a very good chance that for non-California M3/M4 owners ... we will be planning a 'Flashing Tour' where we will visit a handful of major cities this Spring/Summer and do a flashing/dyno day with exclusive dealers.
Okay I will be patiently waiting

Good job guys.
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