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Old 06-10-2004, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Own a 2004 325i i know the whole thing with dinan not voiding ur warranty but is it really worth it? our should i just wait till warranty is over? also resale.. lets say i go to sell this thing does dinan hurt resale? 500+$ for a cold air intake is NUTS but i dont wanna give up my warranty. let me know thanx
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Old 06-10-2004, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont know much about DINAN and their products, but if i were you i would never give up my warranty, your warranty is your friend, you never know what can happen with new cars. and with bmws, thats some serious dough you'll be giving up along with your warranty
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I agree with TMac325is - $ 500.00+ may seem like a lot for the cold air intake but the money you would save by going non-Dinan - and therefore voiding your warranty - is chump change compared to something major going out on your car and you having to pay for it yourself due to the warranty no longer being valid.
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I have a 2003 325xi and this was one the decisions that i had to make as well. I wanted to add some performance to my car without sacraficing my warranty. I chose to spend the extra money and keep my warranty because who knows what can go wrong in the next four years. Also you can get the non carbon fiber intake for less than $500 so you might want to check into that as well, and just out of curiousity what did you want to add to your new car?
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computer upgrade, transmission upgrade, cold air, exhaust, throtle body. thats about it.. i know what i should do jsut dont wanna fork out the dough for it.
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computer upgrade, transmission upgrade, cold air, exhaust, throtle body. thats about it.. i know what i should do jsut dont wanna fork out the dough for it.
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are you thinking about doing this all in one shot by getting one of the packages that dinan offers or is this a mod here and there type thing? In the end its all up to you and if you wanna pay the money or wait it out.
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their packages are to expensive mainly cause they are figuring things like floor mats and sutff like taht.. i more than likely would just order the parts have them shipped to my dealership and have them put them on. all at one time btw
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My friend told me about the Dinan performance chip for my 2004 325ci saying how its only a few hundred and it doesn't void the warranty and he claimed it adds around 50hp. Is all this true? if so does anyone know where i can purchase one and where i would have to go to have it installed once i have purchased it? thanx


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J325ci04, the only way you will get 50hp more out of your car is nitrous or a supercharger. The chip will give you between 5-8hp at the rear wheel. I have a 325i and I've explored almost every performance option. This motor is difficult to extract more hp out of without spending lots of money. This has been confirmed by Dinan, Bavarian, and Racing Dynamics. As for the warranty, the only way a mod will void your warranty is if the mfg/dealer can prove the mod caused the problem. This is a federal law.
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Old 07-23-2004, 11:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Some BMW Centers are certified DINAN dealers and have Dinan trained technitians on hand, where as you don't keep your exact showroom floor warrenty, you are going to be offered an extended dinan warrenty. Dinan is good, but the price may leave a sour after taste. If you want performance modification AND warrenty find out which Center near you is DINAN certified and they should be able to answer any other questions you may have
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I decided to with Dinan on my 323 because of the warranty issues. I got the aluminum cold air intake and the computer software upgrade for around $1200. Ouch! There is a considerable service charge for removing the front bumper to install the intake. You could save a few bucks if you did that youself. There is definate performance increase and a great sound in the 4500+ rpm range @WOT. They claim about 16hp. Check out the Dinan website-use the keyword Dinan when you search.
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I have a 2003 330i and was wondering if Dinan has a supercharger for it. If so, will it void the warranty?
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dinan has no supercharger for 330.

as an aside: it is true that the manufacturer has to prove that the damage was caused by the mod. so what happens is that the manufacturer refuses warranty rights to you in all cases but dinan.

you gonna take them to court??? even if you win, that move will costs you enough to buy a new 745.....
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