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Old 07-18-2004, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I purchased this mod: http://www.nextlevelracing.com/stage1.htm

Pros:
-Only $50 Shipped
-Very nice guys and easy to work with
-Quick Shipping
-Easy installation
-Does make acceleration quicker and could feel the differences

Cons:
-Causes car to stall/die at random times

Basically, I thought I'd try this mod. Hell it's only $50. Everything as far as ordering, shipping and installation was easy as could be. I really felt the difference in power especially when shifting gears and in higher rpms (above 3500). I would say everyone should get this for their Bimmer except the fact it causes your car to stall/die at random times. I was on a track making a turn at about 35mph and my car suddenly died. Never happened before chip installation. When I was backing out, my car died a couple of times. Pulling forward slowly, it died. The chip is very unreliable. If this could fix this issue, I would give it a 10/10. Otherwise, don't bother.

One side note, I have been having idling issues with my car which could have contributed to the slow backing out or pulling forward issue. But the turn at 35 mph is unacceptable. Lucky I was quick enough to restart the car and get back in.
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Old 08-30-2004, 03:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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those "performance chip" boxes rarely do anything... i know someone that took one apart to see what was in it and guess what he found. ITS BASICALLY A GROUNDING KIT!! for the most part it's a scam. you'd be better off just buying a standard grounding kit for 80ish that would make your engine bay look better and net you more gains in terms of electrical efficiency. just an FYI
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I would be happier with Dyno test pics for BMWs, like the expensive chip companies provide...
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what does it hookup to?

I doubt i would trust it with out futher info.

you pay more for the other mods because they are proven and tested. this one has nothing more than numbers. I agre with docrobot about the dyno graphs.
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