In Reply to: JIM C CHIP!!! NEED INFO posted by Johnny on December 07, 1999 at 19:30:55:
I'm surprised nobody else on this board has heard of Jim C. AKA Jim Conforti.
Jim Conforti is widely recognized by most BMW enthusiasts to be "the man" when it comes to engine ecu reprogramming. His software named the "land shark" is known to be the best ecu/chip upgrade available for BMW's, period.
I have spoken to many people who have "sharked" their E39's and they said the gains are significant. Amongst these E39 owners were a few (2 to be exact) who previously had the Dinan ecu upgrade but decided to try Jim C's software out. All of them said Conforti's software is better than the Dinan.
Sadly I was impatient and not willing to send my ECU out to have it reprogrammed so I ended up getting the Dinan ECU at my dealership instead. However, I am planning to go head and try out Jim's software due to all the great things I have heard about it this winter, sadly I blew $400 for nothing.
In order to get sharked you have to send your ecu out to have it reprogrammed, 3 day downtime. On older cars chip's are available. Check out this website for more info:
Don't get me wrong guys, I'm a fan of Dinan products, my car has everything Dinan offers right now, but I have heard too many things not to try it. I'll keep you guys posted once I do.
'99 528i -Dinan Stage 1 Suspension, Ecu Upgrade
NY Chapter CCA
: What is the best chip out there for?
: I hear the jim c chip is the best, if so where to get it and what's the price on it? will the install be a simple pull out and plug in?
: also, does installing a chip affect engine life or anything on the car? I hear that it makes the car better, (ie, better performance, better mileage, and better for the engine because it runs smoother), but how can this be? I'm guessing something is damaged in the process of using a chip. Please clarify, thanks in advance.