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Stylin TI
08-06-2003, 10:31 PM
Im in the market for a chip. I have head about a bunch of different ones on some other bimmer forums, but I wanna know what you guys reccomend since we are the TI crowd. Thanks in advance. :?: :?: :?:

1996 328ti
08-07-2003, 04:01 AM
There are only two for a M44 engine.

Dinan (http://www.dinanbmw.com/html/e36_96_318/318ti_e36_soft.htm)

Or maybe only one.
Garret Lim used to do chips

Stylin TI
08-07-2003, 12:06 PM
I have heard of Auto Authority. I have heard great things from other bimmer people out there.

1996 328ti
08-07-2003, 01:01 PM
I have heard of Auto Authority.

I guess that depends on the circle of people you know. I have not heard anything good about them.

The only chip I would recommend is Dinan at this point.

Stylin TI
08-07-2003, 11:01 PM
Well thats why Im here. Figured you guys would know better than anyone.

08-10-2003, 11:00 AM
Well, with the M42 from what I've heard the turner chip is good.. as for M44 i dunno..

I was just wondering if anyone knew of another way to remove the speed limiter. It's getting in the way of my daily commute now :(

Unmei 21
08-15-2003, 08:55 PM
I don't know if this will make sense, but I will throw it in anyways. What do you guys think of this item? Although I think this is specifically for 1995's. Thanks.


Stylin TI
08-15-2003, 10:21 PM
The chip in the link above is for an M3. Not for TI.

11-17-2003, 07:17 PM
I need a chip for my turbo ti. does any one make one for that application? all the chips that i look at say not for turbo applications :rolleyes: .

12-14-2003, 04:03 PM
Have to use the top OCTANE gas forever, when you place that chip. I've got one, refuse to install it. It will only shift the shift points for a noticeable difference in 2nd & 3rd gears. It will be noticeable, make passengers heads snap, chicks don't like that. But for racecourse, rallys, etc. you'll kick but. but for cruising, you might as well throw a quarter out of the window every few miles.......

1996 328ti
12-14-2003, 11:46 PM
Huh? :rolleyes:
Chips have nothing to do with shift points.

Chips remap the fuel delivery system.
They raise the rev limiter and remove top speed.
You are not going to get that much more hp or torque from just a chip.
Cams, cold air intake, exhaust, chip all add to the overall gain.

For a M44 there is only Dinan.

12-15-2003, 02:54 AM
anyone know why Jim C doesnt make any software for the m44?

1996 328ti
12-15-2003, 03:35 AM
He feels that he could not get enough out of the M44 to make it worth while.

12-15-2003, 04:24 AM
I need a chip for my turbo ti. does any one make one for that application? all the chips that i look at say not for turbo applications :rolleyes: .

may want to contact Active Autowerke, you could see if they would be open to creating a special chip for your car...they're always into big turbo projects(despite most of them built on the s50/2). worth a try.