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Old 01-29-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Cool Hartge tuned F30, 328i

I have the Hartge tuner installed on my F30/ N20. Here is the link http://www.hartge.de/ . I ordered it through Turner Motor Sports; I was told that they no longer carry it because of challenges with getting it here from Germany. When I purchased the part I could not find anyone willing to install it, the N20 being a new engine, and tuners in general seemed to have a bad rap. I decided to do it myself and broke the vacuum hose connections on the engine cover, an expensive mistake at $800.00. In the end I was not able to get the vacuum hoses off and istalled the tuner around them, - but perfectly. The difference in performance with the tuner is like what Tim said when driving Turners Hartge tuned 335, "night and day", my take on it would be, "an unbelieveable difference". The acceleration, from both a stand still and highway driving is tremendous. Not sure how to order this part now. Also something interesting on the Hartge sight regarding it is:
Engine conversion
for 328i (based on 180 kW / 245 hp /
engine N20B20 / Date of manufacture: until 07/2012)
213 kW (290 hp) / 5100 rpm 415 Nm (lb-ft 306) / 2700 rpm
That is an outtake from the Hartge website, not sure if it means they don't make it for models later than 07/2012??

It feels every bit 290 hp, and 306 pound-feet of torque.

I would have tried one of the other tuners, Burger, or aFe Scorcher, but I was concerned at the price difference (and I think some of the reviews on the Burger unit concerned me), also I definitely prefer the idea of a piggyback ECU unit as opposed to reprograming the computer. So far it been nothing but amazing.

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:54 AM   #2
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It is too bad that you had such trouble installing it but I'm glad the performance increase was worth it in the end!

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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So does this put it in 335i territory in terms of performance? Just curious
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:10 AM   #4
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The engine,..acceleration?..without question...However, I don't think this kind of performance was considered when putting the stock suspension and brakes together, that's were you feel the edges now. But, even without "racing it", everyday performance I vastly improved.
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