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Old 06-22-2003, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since my car is new, i can't put any performance parts on it outside of dinan. To me dinan is rather expensive, but i really dont know how good the quality is. My first mod will be to put a Dinan intake on! Is it really worth the $400, and will i be able to hear, feel, or see a difference?
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Old 06-22-2003, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Since my car is new, i can't put any performance parts on it outside of dinan. To me dinan is rather expensive, but i really dont know how good the quality is. My first mod will be to put a Dinan intake on! Is it really worth the $400, and will i be able to hear, feel, or see a difference?
dinan is EXTREMELY high quality, id go for it, gotta factor int he software price too!
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Talked to the dealer, they said i didn't necessarily need to get the software at the same time as the intake. They also said that it wouldn't mess anything up, but that i should look into buying it sometime in the near future. Should i trust this? Will i be able to notice any changes after the intake is put on?????
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Talked to the dealer, they said i didn't necessarily need to get the software at the same time as the intake. They also said that it wouldn't mess anything up, but that i should look into buying it sometime in the near future. Should i trust this? Will i be able to notice any changes after the intake is put on?????
software isnt need....and if your gunna do other dinan mods, wait till you get the last one on (so you can get the highest stage instead of paying lots of money for upgrades each time)...yes you will feel a difference
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dinan is very good. yes, the price is high, but it won't void your bmw warranty.

i was told that you had to get the software upgrade with the CAI.
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dinan is very good. yes, the price is high, but it won't void your bmw warranty.

i was told that you had to get the software upgrade with the CAI.
nope....but if the CAI is the only dinan mod your guna get, the get the stage 2 software (correct?)......but if your gunna get exhaust/throttle bodies, wait!
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I plan to get the exhaust and throttle body as well, so i guess i will wait. Thanks for the info.
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Originally posted by SpeedsterBMW+Jun 22 2003, 06:23 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (SpeedsterBMW @ Jun 22 2003, 06:23 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-AZ325Ci@Jun 22 2003, 09:22 PM
dinan is very good. yes, the price is high, but it won't void your bmw warranty.

i was told that you had to get the software upgrade with the CAI.
nope....but if the CAI is the only dinan mod your guna get, the get the stage 2 software (correct?)......but if your gunna get exhaust/throttle bodies, wait! [/b][/quote]
hmmmm, the dealer here told me that i had to get the software if i were to get the cai. he was also aware that i wanted to add more dinan mods as well.
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dinan is very good.* yes, the price is high, but it won't void your bmw warranty.

i was told that you had to get the software upgrade with the CAI.

nope....but if the CAI is the only dinan mod your guna get, the get the stage 2 software (correct?)......but if your gunna get exhaust/throttle bodies, wait!
hmmmm, the dealer here told me that i had to get the software if i were to get the cai. he was also aware that i wanted to add more dinan mods as well. [/b][/quote]
typical dealer, just trying to take your money ghead
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dinan is awesome products. the price is steep, but the name carries such a high standard of quality that they CAN charge that much. besides stuff like Carbon Fibre isnt cheep.
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Since my car is new, i can't put any performance parts on it outside of dinan. To me dinan is rather expensive, but i really dont know how good the quality is. My first mod will be to put a Dinan intake on! Is it really worth the $400, and will i be able to hear, feel, or see a difference?
with 4-5 HP gain... You will not feel the difference. You're paying $400.00 for the Dinan name and the fact that your warranty is still intact. Actuallly you could have gotten an Ecis intake like what I have and your car will still be under warranty unless the techs find that the intake was the cause of a problem...
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