ECU Remapping 101: Introduce More Power and Torque

ECU Remapping 101: Introduce More Power and Torque

Most engine and car performance upgrades begin (and often end) with an ECU tune or remap. This is considered a cost-effective method of gaining horsepower and torque. What’s more, the same procedure also helps to increase fuel economy.  The good news is that this is perfectly legal and only takes about half an hour to…

BMW X3 vs X4

Since the introduction of the BMW X SAV they have been fast selling models. The X3 was actually BMW’s best-selling model in the United States in 2019. Given the X3 is a popular car it makes sense that the X4 is a common comparison. BMW X3 vs X4 models share many similarities, but also have…

BMW N20 Upgraded Intake Guide
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BMW N20 Upgraded Intake Guide

Upgraded intakes are our first mod recommendation for people just getting into modding their BMW’s, but also for people looking to push crazy horsepower. An upgraded intake is the building block to further modification as it provides the engine with the additional air capacity needed for high-horsepower applications. Additionally, it’s a great bang-for-the-buck mod if…

BMW B58 Upgraded Downpipe Guide
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BMW B58 Upgraded Downpipe Guide

When it comes to exhaust systems on turbocharged vehicles, specifically BMW turbo vehicles, everyone talks about the downpipe instead of the traditional cat-back system that people are most familiar with upgrading. That’s because cat-back exhaust systems and expensive and don’t really provide any power benefit. They sound great, but we’re bargain performance guys here! The…

BMW B58 Intercooler & Heat Exchanger Upgrade Guide
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BMW B58 Intercooler & Heat Exchanger Upgrade Guide

Yes, the B58 engine does have an intercooler. However, it is not the common intercooler setup you would see on most turbo vehicles. While most forced induction engines use “direct” air-to-air cooling, the B58 intercooler uses an “indirect” water-to-air cooling system. The B58 intercooler is integrated into the intake manifold. Compressed air flows through the…