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

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Posted by mpower4po on April 26, 2000 at 13:09:08:

In Reply to: Intake, Software and Does it really matter? posted by Newbie-M3 on April 26, 2000 at 12:52:54:

I think you can mix and match the parts b/c my friend has a 95 M3 w/ 540 HFM, Eurosport chip(JC chip modded for HFM), and ECIS Euro CAI. His setup works fine. I think it only matters if you get an HFM.

: 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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