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      03-27-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation ESS DirectFlash unit VS. Active Autowerke SIMON

I came across these two handheld devices you can bump your HP.

Active Autowerke clearly seems to give more hp (86 Rear Wheel HP and 117 Ft lbs) compared to ESS's (40-50whp range).

Whats your thoughts on these guys?
Is it safe to increase the power so much without reinforcing transmission?
Which one seems more reliable?

I recently read about the blown out rear axle of an X5M which had installed ESS


ESS: http://www.esstuning.com/products/ES...-Software.html

Active Autowerke: http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...px?Thread=True

http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...px?Thread=True
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      03-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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You forgot Evolve
https://www.sonicms.net/index.php?ro...product_id=643
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      03-28-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
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We have had the stage 1 tune on the x6 for over a year now daily driven no problems so far..
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      04-07-2012, 10:35 AM   #4
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i really would appreciate if anyone who has the experience with ess, evolve or autowerke to emphasize on which is better in every way. i really would like to purchase the tune for my x6m, but cannot figure out which one to go with... thanks in advance
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      04-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #5
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i really would appreciate if anyone who has the experience with ess, evolve or autowerke to emphasize on which is better in every way. i really would like to purchase the tune for my x6m, but cannot figure out which one to go with... thanks in advance

You got Pm
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      04-17-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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You got Pm
Can U PM me the same thing, I am also chosing the tune from AA or ESS
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      04-23-2012, 10:47 AM   #7
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Thank you for your interest. You have a PM !
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      05-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
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Can you send me the info also. I've been researching also and will be purchasing in the next few weeks. Thx!
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      05-09-2012, 02:59 AM   #9
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Is there anything out there for us non X5M owners? Is there anything out there for 2013 X5 3.5 SAV? Thanks in advance.
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I am also debating -currently running dinan but not happy with the gains , I am looking at renntech or AA. I like that the AA is a hand held and u can reflash if the dealer ever does updates and wipes out the tune. I am just a bit skeptical about the claimed gains of AA. Any input ?
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      08-08-2012, 01:14 AM   #11
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Anyone have an update on X5M tuning? Does the AA work well for the X5M?
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      08-08-2012, 05:26 AM   #12
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Anyone have an update on X5M tuning? Does the AA work well for the X5M?
I went with Velos Designwerks. It's really up to you but the Velos tune is pure insanity.

Contact Omar @ Velos and he will take care of you. True story...
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      08-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #13
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We have sold a ton to forum members on these boards. Speak up guys

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i have the AA tune in mine with 22" ADV-1's and the car still moves like a beast. Shifting was a bit rough at first, but after a few drives the car figured out that it just got juiced lol Now, it's just as smooth as before, and the power delivery is amazingly steady and just a bit quicker than stock.

I love the tune, and I will most likely get the down-pipes too if Andy gives me a good deal

The Simon module is super easy to use, and it saves both your files (Tune and Stock) on the Simon so you can switch back anytime you need to.... In case your dealer is a PITA about that stuff.
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      08-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #15
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will the dealership know that your running an upgrade software?
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      08-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #16
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Not without looking though maps in the ecu.
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