Upgrade Chip - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-09-2005, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
aheath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Olympia, WA
Car:
Posts: 329
Photos:
aheath is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to aheath
Would you purchase a computer chip off of Ebay? I did a quick glance and I see chips ranging from $8 to $200 (I'm sure theres a chip on there for $800, I didn't look too hard)

I own a 1996 328is auto and I wanted to look into purchasing a chip. Any links or suggestions, reliable name-brands?

Thanks!
aheath is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-09-2005, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Gear Member
 
BeachBunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Diego, CA
Car: 2012 328i
Posts: 3,805
Photos:
BeachBunny has a reputation beyond reputeBeachBunny has a reputation beyond reputeBeachBunny has a reputation beyond reputeBeachBunny has a reputation beyond reputeBeachBunny has a reputation beyond reputeBeachBunny has a reputation beyond reputeBeachBunny has a reputation beyond reputeBeachBunny has a reputation beyond reputeBeachBunny has a reputation beyond reputeBeachBunny has a reputation beyond reputeBeachBunny has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally posted by aheath@Mar 9 2005, 12:03 PM
Would you purchase a computer chip off of Ebay? I did a quick glance and I see chips ranging from $8 to $200 (I'm sure theres a chip on there for $800, I didn't look too hard)

I own a 1996 328is auto and I wanted to look into purchasing a chip. Any links or suggestions, reliable name-brands?

Thanks!
[snapback]307315[/snapback]
I can't say that I would... but I've used procarparts.com and they're very reliable.
BeachBunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 02:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: 323i SE
Car:
Posts: 4
Photos:
Mike_323i is an unknown quantity at this point
i would go for a supercharger rather than a chip to be honest

have seen some priced around the 80-100 mark, and will have a garanteed massive effect on your 0-60 and top speed if you get a good one.
but obviously a supercharger will age the engine slighty quicker
Mike_323i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 02:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
93 325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Connecticut
Car:
Posts: 921
Photos:
93 325i is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to 93 325i
A 96 will require a shark injector. I believe you can't do a chip
__________________
Complete mod list and pics:

My 1993 325i
93 325i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 03:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
Power Shifting
 
Cruzin 323is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Carle Place, NY
Car:
Posts: 3,677
Photos:
Cruzin 323is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Cruzin 323is
Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_323i@Mar 9 2005, 03:19 PM
i would go for a supercharger rather than a chip to be honest

have seen some priced around the 80-100 mark, and will have a garanteed massive effect on your 0-60 and top speed if you get a good one.
but obviously a supercharger will age the engine slighty quicker
[snapback]307326[/snapback]

how could you possibly compare a super charger with a chip?? i don't believe they could ever be comparable!!

with a 96 328 u have an obdII under your hood, meaning u need to buy a shark injector..
__________________
-SOLD..
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2229108/1 *UPDATED 8.25.06*
R.I.P Fast 6


stuff for sale on my e36.. CHeck it out!
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/aft...e36-49128.html
Cruzin 323is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 04:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
tomctx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Georgia
Car:
Posts: 693
Photos:
tomctx is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by aheath@Mar 9 2005, 04:03 PM
Would you purchase a computer chip off of Ebay? I did a quick glance and I see chips ranging from $8 to $200 (I'm sure theres a chip on there for $800, I didn't look too hard)

I own a 1996 328is auto and I wanted to look into purchasing a chip. Any links or suggestions, reliable name-brands?

Thanks!
[snapback]307315[/snapback]
Like everyone says, you can't chip it. OBD II must be reprogrammed. I like Jim Conforti stuff, though there are other ones out there.
__________________
1995 325I, window tint, K&N, debaffled airbox, BMW #104 wheels, Nighthawk low beams, smoked side markers, smoked corners, smoked taillights, M3 stlye heated mirrors, various interior bits, Bosal cat-back.
tomctx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 04:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
tomctx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Georgia
Car:
Posts: 693
Photos:
tomctx is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_323i@Mar 9 2005, 04:19 PM
i would go for a supercharger rather than a chip to be honest

have seen some priced around the 80-100 mark, and will have a garanteed massive effect on your 0-60 and top speed if you get a good one.
but obviously a supercharger will age the engine slighty quicker
[snapback]307326[/snapback]

I'd like to know where you can purchase a supercharger for 80 to 100 pounds? That's about $200 dollars US.
__________________
1995 325I, window tint, K&N, debaffled airbox, BMW #104 wheels, Nighthawk low beams, smoked side markers, smoked corners, smoked taillights, M3 stlye heated mirrors, various interior bits, Bosal cat-back.
tomctx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 04:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Turbodefrost's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bellingham, Washington. USA
Car:
Posts: 616
Photos:
Turbodefrost is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Turbodefrost
yeah if you wanna buy a supercharger, you're looking at more like $4000. BIG difference... but that would be SO nice... to bad i don't have $4 g's to throw around.
__________________
Turbodefrost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 09:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
jshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Car: 1994 325is
Posts: 1,071
Photos:
jshearer is an unknown quantity at this point
conforti chip - turnermotorsport.com free 2nd day sir currently(i just got mine in the mail today)
dinan chip - bavauto.com i believe
some other brands but i like the conforti
__________________
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3466/quicksignature20te.jpg" border="0" width="600" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us" /></a>
jshearer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 09:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
350z
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Car: 03 Nissan 350z Track
Posts: 4,932
Photos:
bigred318 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bigred318 Send a message via Yahoo to bigred318
Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_323i+Mar 9 2005, 02:19 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mike_323i @ Mar 9 2005, 02:19 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'>i would go for a supercharger rather than a chip to be honest

have seen some priced around the 80-100 mark, and will have a garanteed massive effect on your 0-60 and top speed if you get a good one.
but obviously a supercharger will age the engine slighty quicker
[snapback]307326[/snapback]
[/b]


say what?
<!--QuoteBegin-jshearer
@Mar 9 2005, 09:31 PM
conforti chip - turnermotorsport.com free 2nd day sir currently(i just got mine in the mail today)
dinan chip - bavauto.com i believe
some other brands but i like the conforti
[snapback]307603[/snapback]
[/quote]

as stated above he cant use a chip drives a 96, go get a shark injector if you want to go that route. most say they cant feel a difference, but you can rev higher and top speed limiter is gone, which makes it worth it to me

David
__________________
**BAKER POW REPORT**
bigred318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 10:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
jshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Car: 1994 325is
Posts: 1,071
Photos:
jshearer is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by bigred318+Mar 9 2005, 09:36 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bigred318 @ Mar 9 2005, 09:36 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'>
Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_323i@Mar 9 2005, 02:19 PM
i would go for a supercharger rather than a chip to be honest

have seen some priced around the 80-100 mark, and will have a garanteed massive effect on your 0-60 and top speed if you get a good one.
but obviously a supercharger will age the engine slighty quicker
[snapback]307326[/snapback]
say what?
<!--QuoteBegin-jshearer
@Mar 9 2005, 09:31 PM
conforti chip - turnermotorsport.com free 2nd day sir currently(i just got mine in the mail today)
dinan chip - bavauto.com i believe
some other brands but i like the conforti
[snapback]307603[/snapback]
as stated above he cant use a chip drives a 96, go get a shark injector if you want to go that route. most say they cant feel a difference, but you can rev higher and top speed limiter is gone, which makes it worth it to me

David
[snapback]307611[/snapback]
[/b][/quote]

oh yeah sorry, ok
conforti shark - turnermotorsport.com $350 and free 2nd day shipping
dinan(maybe just bavauto) shark - bavauto.com $360
again there are some other brands out there too
__________________
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3466/quicksignature20te.jpg" border="0" width="600" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us" /></a>
jshearer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2005, 11:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
kyle_baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Car:
Posts: 692
Photos:
kyle_baker is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to kyle_baker Send a message via MSN to kyle_baker Send a message via Yahoo to kyle_baker Send a message via Skype™ to kyle_baker
'93 325i' is right, if you have a 96 model you cannot use a 'chip'. the OBD1 uses a chip but the OBD2 (96-99) uses the shark injector.....other wise the two chips listed already would be great, but of the two my pick would by the conforti chip.

DO A SHARK INJECTOR! SAME AS A CHIP FOR THE OBD2 BIMMERS!
kyle_baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Review Of Conforti Chip jshearer Product Reviews 7 12-25-2008 12:09 AM
Active Autowerke Software Upgrade jllphan Product Reviews 0 04-17-2005 12:13 PM
540i Chip jspit23 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 13 12-17-2004 03:02 AM
chip upgrade waleckaa 3-Series (E36) 2 04-28-2004 09:19 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.