Hello everyone, I dont know much about perfromance chips at all. I know that they give you more horsepower and thats what im looking for. I have a 95 318ti. If any of you could tell me what kind of chip i need and possibly send me a link id appreciate it alot. and also are they easy to instal? Thanks alot anybody thats reading this. Bob318
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from what I've heard Turner Motorsport is the way to go for chips. I will be purchasing a chip sometime within the next couple weeks and that is the company I will be getting it from. I have a 95 318is and it claims a hp gain of 11 and a torque gain of 19. unfortunately, I did not see a chip on there for the Ti, but I would suggest emailing them to see if they have one available or if the 318i/is one would work.
Dinan does, on the other hand, offer a performance chip bragging the same power increases. Your best bet might be with them.
and as for install, it is extremely easy and would probably take less than 20 minutes. here are some links:
Chips are usually easy to plug in and take out. However, on my 94 318i the chip was soldered in. When I talked to the dealer I was told that some were soldered in. If this is the case, you'll have a hard time swapping in and out the chip. If you know some one who does a lot of work on computers soldering in stuff, then you can have them unsolder the old chip and install the new one.
Just wondering if when people say TMS chip... are you speaking of the Jim Conforti chip?... cause thats what the sell... yes they make their own... but they also have the Jim C. chip... which is really nice... and works great imo.
I have a 95 318ti with the Dinan chip and I am not sure if I like it. Its better than the auto authority aftermarket chip that I had, but I didn't really notice much of a difference. I saw my fuel mileage go down and my check engine come on occasionally after driving at high speeds a couple of hours. It did eliminate the 120mph governor, however the car now has a harder time getting there than it did with the stock chip. I don't know why this is and Dinan wasn't much help. They keep saying its everything but their chip, I say its the chip because I never got a check engine light with the stock chip. I have mixed feelings about the Dinan chip, but since I snapped a pin off the stock chip, I'm stuck with it until I can resoder another pin onto the chip. And the chip is not exactly plug and play, BMW or Dinan have to program it with your car's start code or the car will not turn on either.
Originally posted by EuroBeem@Apr 12 2005, 06:38 PM hey guys with the chip do you only have to use 91 or could you also use like 93.....what gas station sells 91 also because I usually go to exxon and they only sell 87, 89, and 93
I fill up at the 93 pump. If you wanted to go to the trouble, you could fill up with half 89 and half 93. It would give you 91 octane.
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