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Old 06-22-2004, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I am planning on buying either a 93 325is or a 94 325i, both areblack, great deals for price, but both are also automatic, i found a chip on the dinancar.com site that side it would raise the rpm for the shift on an auto and make the shift quicker as well....has anyone tried these?do they work? and is it anything close to a stick (which i want)? i have to get the car within the week so this is why im hopin i can get some quick responses, thanks to all those who help
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I'd get the engine chip 1st.
then the tranny chip...

it will work and will do something. dinan is a good company.
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yeah i planned on getting the enginge chip as well, along with the intake and a few other pieces from that site, i was jus curious if it would make the car accelerate more like a stick with the same modifications done to it, thanks - everyone who sees this should look at the post about the guy makin a run for it in his bmw...cant wait for a video of that
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http://dinancars.com/Series.asp?Series=14&...sis=11&Model=12

that is the link by the way if anyone wants to look at or wants the chip, scroll down or click on the link on the left
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An automatic is an automatic, sorry. Having the chip will not let you increase the rpm without going into first, unless of course you rev up in neutral. So you really can't do burnouts and have that "manual" acceleration since you can't rev in neutral and then dropping the clutch. Although the chip and intake, etc does make you go faster since it increases your hp and torque but you still wouldn't get that manual feeling. Unless of course your torque is through the roof and you have slicks on, then you'll get a burnout.
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yeha,... that wont do alot... if you want manual performance, then go for a manual
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is there an automatic chip for OBDII, or is it just for OBDI?
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Personally, I'd swap to a 5-6 spd manual transmission if you could, the torque converter looses a LOT of the power that the engine is capable of producing when it's locking mechanism apparently begins to wear down. (it's a 'slipping' feeling that you may be experiencing)
If you want the chip, it will do something good since it's dinnan.

If you try to spin the wheels by revving and shifting to neutral, you will definately screw stuff up (like tear up the torque converter's locking mechanism, like I've done) and chips wont make it too much different from stock in terms of manuality\automaticallity (making up words is fun!)
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