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#1 (permalink) Old 09-23-2004, 07:40 PM
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I have a 04' 330i. Are there aftermarket plug-in performance programers (like hypertech, superchips, etc) availible for this car? If so, do they make a difference you can feel in the seat of your pants? I've used these products on diesel trucks and they can make a huge difference.
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I believe you can shark injector, or conforti software for your car. And yes they do work, and they are worth the upgrade. www.turnermotorsport.com

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there have been many posts on this, do a search on it, you'll find quite a few reviews

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I don't know about the rest of you.... but am I the only one that noticed that none of the current reprogrammers like the shark injector say they work with the 04 models... only 99-03...

I'm still searching the forums like you stated above, but I still haven't found any information on why there isn't anything available for 2004 models.
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Originally posted by dclaw@Oct 3 2004, 10:47 PM
I don't know about the rest of you.... but am I the only one that noticed that none of the current reprogrammers like the shark injector say they work with the 04 models... only 99-03...

I'm still searching the forums like you stated above, but I still haven't found any information on why there isn't anything available for 2004 models.
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Powerchips.... here.

They have the 2004 and 2005 models. A 2004 330i comes standard (according to them) with 235HP, using 93octane fuel and thier chip, you would now have 249hp. Torque is increase from 214lbft to 226lbft. Pretty impressive I think, even though it'll cost you $640.00....

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...I should add that while comunicating with Josh Cross (BMW Power Consultant at Powerchip Inc.) he stated that, "...we are conservative with our claims so we meet and exceed customers expectations." Meaning that perhaps, reaching 249HP is at a minium.

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Originally posted by doughboyea+Oct 3 2004, 09:49 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(doughboyea @ Oct 3 2004, 09:49 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-dclaw@Oct 3 2004, 10:47 PM
I don't know about the rest of you.... but am I the only one that noticed that none of the current reprogrammers like the shark injector say they work with the 04 models... only 99-03...

I'm still searching the forums like you stated above, but I still haven't found any information on why there isn't anything available for 2004 models.
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Powerchips.... here.

They have the 2004 and 2005 models. A 2004 330i comes standard (according to them) with 235HP, using 93octane fuel and thier chip, you would now have 249hp. Torque is increase from 214lbft to 226lbft. Pretty impressive I think, even though it'll cost you $640.00....

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...I should add that while comunicating with Josh Cross (BMW Power Consultant at Powerchip Inc.) he stated that, "...we are conservative with our claims so we meet and exceed customers expectations." Meaning that perhaps, reaching 249HP is at a minium.
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I was wondering what the HP and torque gains are with the Powerchip vs the Jim Conforti shark for this particular vehicle.
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I was wondering what the HP and torque gains are with the Powerchip vs the Jim Conforti shark for this particular vehicle.
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I'm not sure on that as they don't have any figures on it. I do know that when compared with my 328i E46, the Powerchips are better in gains and upgrades.

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