Performance Chip Question - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 12-05-2004, 06:56 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
skimmilk is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I have a 1994 540i. I was looking online for a performance chip and I noticed a "high performance motronic chip" that increases the horsepower from 282 to "about 320" and the top speed to "170 MPH". It seems too good to be true. Is this all a bunch of crap? What should I know about performance chips??
skimmilk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 08:36 AM
Neutral Member
 
///M Dream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
///M Dream is an unknown quantity at this point
if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. if its a trusted performance company, the give it a shot, but if its so ebay type of crap-dont bother, all they do, as i heard, is raise the fuel:air ratio and give horrible fuel economy. so you decide.
///M Dream is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 09:25 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somerset, WI
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
newdad52001 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to newdad52001 Send a message via MSN to newdad52001
I have a 95 540i and would really like to hear about this chip... It does sound to good to be true. Is there a website?

Please post the link here... I would like to check it out.

Thanks

Tony Allison

2004 325ci (SOLD)
1995 540i (FOR SALE)
1989 325 Convertible (Track Car)
newdad52001 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 09:32 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
skimmilk is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
It was on ebay but here's the link. I am very skeptical of anything that comes from ebay. The guy does have good feedback. The links below are for the ebay auction itself and the sellers website as well.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...7936511451&rd=1
http://www.aaa-car-imports.com/
I dont know if it's for real or not. thanks for the feedback
skimmilk is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 10:01 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somerset, WI
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
newdad52001 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to newdad52001 Send a message via MSN to newdad52001
Yeah, I have seen this seller with this chip many times. Good feedback but before I stick in a new chip I want to know more about it. Most of the time is is just dumping more fuel & air into the system and turning the fuel economy to crap... If you do go ahead with the purchase (and be the guinea pig) Please post back and let us know how it goes and if the claim is true..

Tony Allison

2004 325ci (SOLD)
1995 540i (FOR SALE)
1989 325 Convertible (Track Car)
newdad52001 is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2004, 09:31 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Parma, OH, USA
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Andryuha is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Andryuha
This chip looks legit. I mean, it does mention that it replaces a factory component. The ones that raise your fuel/air ratio are simple resistors that plug into your MAF sensor.

There IS a replacement for displacement - it's called volumetric efficiency
Andryuha is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2004, 08:38 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
liquidtiger720 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to liquidtiger720
http://www.dsylva-tech.ca/ EAT chips are imho the best around. Comming in second would be a Jim Conforti chip which can be bought at http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/subca...34&subcat_id=74


for something as important as the computer chip of a car, i would go with something more reputable then some guy on ebay.

liquidtiger720 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 12-20-2004, 05:16 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Parma, OH, USA
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Andryuha is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Andryuha
look into chips from dinan, they seem to have a great reputation

There IS a replacement for displacement - it's called volumetric efficiency
Andryuha is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 12-20-2004, 05:36 PM
/Banned
 
Johnathan_Hess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 2,297
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Johnathan_Hess will become famous soon enough Johnathan_Hess will become famous soon enough
Well, the reputable places claim gains of 19 horsepower and 33 ft lbs of torque for a measily 250 dollars...

Seems far fetched, as well.
Johnathan_Hess is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2004, 10:58 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Deuce is an unknown quantity at this point
That kind of gain is theoretically possible, based on what the factory timing and A/F is. I've seen people pick up that much with a great dyno tune with stock V8's of other makes.

If you're thinking about getting a chip, I would recommend one that some of these guys posted or get one burned while you've got some dyno time. That way it would be optimized for your car and any of its quriks.

2002 BMW 530i
1997 Ford Mustang GT
1995 Honda VFR 750 (For Sale)
1964.5 Ford Mustang
The Deuce is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fs: E30 325i Bavauto Performance Chip egk2 Aftermarket Parts 1 08-21-2005 09:09 AM
Fs: Bavauto Performance Chip egk2 3-Series (E21, E30) 0 07-22-2005 10:59 PM
Tms Performance Chip, E36 325i Obd1, 402 Dme nascam Classifieds Sell & Buy 3 12-02-2004 07:53 AM
Performance chip appollo 3-Series (E36) 11 12-20-2003 12:17 PM
95 M3 TMS Performance Chip For Sale [TMD]Kit Classifieds Sell & Buy 8 06-21-2003 11:33 AM

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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome