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#1 (permalink) Old 06-01-2004, 09:58 PM
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Hi everyone,

Just purchased a 94 318i and have a few questions to ask. Are these performance chips(Dinan, etc) a good idea? Are BMWs difficult to break into and steal? They are not a vehicle that is stolen much here in Montreal but was curious to know. I like the forum and intend to participate in the future. Thanks for your time.
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Yes, its hard to steal a Bimmer. The car double locks which shuts off the fuel flow and won't allow the car to start. Dinan is a good chip that retains factory warranty and yeild a moderate increase in power. JC chips yeild the most power, but void the warranty. I don't think you would care about warranty though...

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These cars are almost impossible to steal. Some one tried to pry the metal back around my passenger front window and pulled it out alittle but couldn't get all the way in. Also the ignition key cylinder is hard as hell to get out even if you know how., My mechanic has replaced 3 in my car (before I got the car) and it still took him almost 20 mins to get it out. You really don't have to worry about it being stolen unless you leave it some where where no one will care or notice some one breaking one of your windows. Even so they'll total the inside of the car doing it.

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