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    Dinan parts

    I want to get Dinan parts installed in my 325. BUt my car is still under the certified pre owned warranty. If I have my parts installed by a certified Dianan tech, will my warranty still be good or will I have to kiss it goodbye?

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    To maintain your warranty, your best best is to use a BMW dealer that is also a Dinan dealer to sell/install your parts. I used BMW of Sterling for my Stage 2 ECU upgrade.
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    AtSpeed in Columbia is the largest Dinan dealer on the east coast. Call Bob Miller. He can advise you.
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    What parts? CPO only covers certain things, so, for example, your suspension is out of warranty.

    ...and really, Dinan is usually a waste of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd View Post
    ...and really, Dinan is usually a waste of money.
    But most people believe in the Dinan hype.
    If it's expensive it must be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996 328ti View Post
    But most people believe in the Dinan hype.
    If it's expensive it must be good.
    My 323i came with Dinan software and the Dinan intake. The dealer that installed them liked them so much that they branded the vehicle service record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd View Post
    My 323i came with Dinan software and the Dinan intake. The dealer that installed them liked them so much that they branded the vehicle service record.
    What do you mean, 'branded'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996 328ti View Post
    What do you mean, 'branded'?
    If you pulled the vehicle history report, the dealer made a point of stating (in all caps) that Dinan software and an intake were installed, that the factory warranty on anything related was voided (because people still incorrectly think that Dinan parts don't void the warranty), and that any issues should be referred to Dinan.
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    FairfaxServiceCenter.com is a member here and dB advertiser. They installed the Dinan stuff on my X5, 740 and 330. Recommended if you do everything, i.e. CAI, throttle body, intake, exhaust, software. You can do it in stages as your budget allows. You will notice the biggest gain once everything is done as a whole and not piece meal.

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    CAI, throttle body, intake (new mas meter?), exhaust, software from Dinan = $3.5k plus install (roughly)
    His 325 is still running under 200hp. Let me see if I can find a Dinan badge on e-bay, that's all you're paying for.

    Double your investment and get a supercharger. Keep it at about 7psi and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zcruizer View Post
    CAI, throttle body, intake (new mas meter?), exhaust, software from Dinan = $3.5k plus install (roughly)
    His 325 is still running under 200hp. Let me see if I can find a Dinan badge on e-bay, that's all you're paying for.

    Double your investment and get a supercharger. Keep it at about 7psi and you'll be fine.
    Not even - I assume the OP has a e46 325. http://www.vf-engineering.com/ $5k will get you 100 ponies.

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    For that price maybe I'll consider it for my 325. There's plenty of space under the hood.

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    Maybe I'll hook the 7 up with some added ponies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd View Post
    ...and really, Dinan is usually a waste of money.
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    The Dinan Warranty doesn't make your BMW warranty obsolete. What happens is if BMW proves that the Dinan product is the reason for a part malfunction, Dinan will likely front the costs for the warranty and pay BMW for you...so in the end you will still be safe. However, with BMW Performance on the rise, I see Dinan getting phased out in the future.

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