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Intake, Software and Does it really matter? (archive)

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Posted by Newbie-M3 on April 26, 2000 at 12:52:54:

Gang:

Read over a thread WAY below where JIM C stated that running an upgraded intake with just "normal" software may cause the DME to dump fuel into the cat to cool the mix.
This occurs under fairly extreme situations.

Thus the need to upgrade to software with intakes in mind.

[slight paraphrase so don't kill me]

Questions are:

1. If one was to just bolt in an intake with no software upgrade, would the same happen?

2. Do different intake types really make that much of a difference in HP/Torque/Airflow enough to warrant an ECU reprogram for each specific intake. I.e. only dinan software for dinan intakes, only JC software for JC intakes?

I would understand that the respective companies would only use their intake for tuning, that makes sense.

But, does the airflow between the ECIS, Dinan, JIM JC, Homemade K&N really differ that much?

So what I am saying is that dinan, jc, etc. rewrite software to optimize and for safety, an intake bolt-on. But does the variance in intake flow really differ enough to make us also buy the intake and software from a specific vendor.

Why can't we mix and match as long as the software includes an intake "script?"

Thanks!



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