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      04-30-2019, 05:34 PM   #1
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RaceChip GTS Black G30 M550 results...

Hello all,
I wanted to share my results for RaceChip GTS Black on my G30 M550 that I purchased from Ben r33_RGSport

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- 2015 F10 550i, retired, JB+, DashCommand
- 2018 G30 M550, current car, RaceChip GTS Black on Map 7, Dragy

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April 2016 for F10, outside Temp around 45F
April 2019 for G30, outside Temp between 41 and 48F
I have been taking the same route to work for the last 6 years. Testing was done on the same stretch of the road, similar weather conditions and the same distance from home. This is true for the Stock/Tuned pulls on G30 as well as original testing with my F10. F10 info was detailed in the following post.

https://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1246548

Last Thursday I received Dragy and tested the car in stock mode. I performed five back to back 60-100mph pulls. The range was 5.47 to 5.67 seconds. Which is 0.2 seconds faster than my F10 550i with JB+. This just proves the fact that G30 M550 is way underrated.

I installed RaceChip GTS Black over the weekend. Install was as easy as described in the instruction that Ben sent me, about 30min. I was able to skip step 4 that required the removal of the air boxes.
On Monday, with the similar weather and on the same stretch of the road, I performed five 60-100 pulls back to back. The range was 4.78 to 4.95 seconds.

What can I say; I was not expecting 0.7 sec improvements with RaceChip from 60-100mph, especially since JB+ gave me 0.5sec on my old car. Power delivery is a smooth as stock, midrange is definitely improved. Coming from the standstill and using Launch Control, I now have a slight wheel spin.
Attached are the Dragy screenshots of the best 60-100 pulls, stock and with RaceChip GTS Black.
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      04-30-2019, 05:48 PM   #2
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@ellisina4 Thank you for your great review.
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      04-30-2019, 07:53 PM   #3
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thanks for posting. happy to hear about the stock m550i performance compared to the 2015 with the jb+. what is a jb+ btw? is that jb4?
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      04-30-2019, 07:58 PM   #4
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thanks for posting. happy to hear about the stock m550i performance compared to the 2015 with the jb+. what is a jb+ btw? is that jb4?
It's not JB4, It is JB+ and is also called BMS stage 1... should be equivalent to JB4 Map1
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      05-02-2019, 12:55 AM   #6
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Thank you for sharing
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      05-02-2019, 07:07 PM   #7
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Does anyone have a way to calculate the HP gain based on these results?? I have one that works for 0-60mph times, but 60-100mph is much different.
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      05-07-2019, 10:17 PM   #8
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I was curious how will the BPM Stage 1 compare to Racechip GTS and did one pull today on the way from work...
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I was curious how will the BPM Stage 1 compare to Racechip GTS and did one pull today on the way from work...
Same altitude and same outside temp as during my testing... you are over 0.5 sec faster than me 60-100... mine is a piggyback and yours is flash... all makes sense.

At the same time, if I dropped 0.7sec from stock and you dropped another 0.5sec... that means that you dropped more than 1sec in 1/4 mile... considering stock car does 12.1-12.2 and the fastest we have seen is 10.9 on the dragy with stage 2 flash... either you have m850 engine or something is going on... lol

Have you tried doing a few runs in stock mode... if not, can you? Would love to see the delta the same way I showed in my testing.

I am in northwest suburbs, let's meet up for a run.
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I was curious how will the BPM Stage 1 compare to Racechip GTS and did one pull today on the way from work...
Same altitude and same outside temp as during my testing... you are over 0.5 sec faster than me 60-100... mine is a piggyback and yours is flash... all makes sense.

At the same time, if I dropped 0.7sec from stock and you dropped another 0.5sec... that means that you dropped more than 1sec in 1/4 mile... considering stock car does 12.1-12.2 and the fastest we have seen is 10.9 on the dragy with stage 2 flash... either you have m850 engine or something is going on... lol

Have you tried doing a few runs in stock mode... if not, can you? Would love to see the delta the same way I showed in my testing.

I am in northwest suburbs, let's meet up for a run.
Damn man, I didn't realize you are this close. I'm in Algonquin.
I did 0-60 and couldn't do better then 3.69... so not sure how would the 1/4 go. I'm planning to visit Great Lakes Strip pretty soon if you want to join.
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What setting was your Racechip on?

Looks like BPM is a better tune. Is it a piggyback or flash? Remote flash?
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What setting was your Racechip on?

Looks like BPM is a better tune. Is it a piggyback or flash? Remote flash?
I am on Map7. It is a piggyback.
You would expect the flash to be faster, but not knowing the stock 60-100 time, it is hard to judge. If the user dropped 1.2 sec 60-10, that means he has 10 sec 1/4, something that is not possible for stage 1 flash. Plus, he only did one run and sometimes you see flukes... one of my runs was 4.1 and I ignored it.
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It would be better if you guys stuck to 60-130mph which is the standard benchmark everyone uses. 60-100 doesn't tell much. I've gotten 60-100 better than F90 yet my 60-130 was worse. For reference my car does 60-100 in about 3.9. If 60-130 Is too much for you then do 100-200km/h which also everyone uses and can compare easily
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It would be better if you guys stuck to 60-130mph which is the standard benchmark everyone uses. 60-100 doesn't tell much. I've gotten 60-100 better than F90 yet my 60-130 was worse. For reference my car does 60-100 in about 3.9. If 60-130 Is too much for you then do 100-200km/h which also everyone uses and can compare easily
Problem is that 60-130 is pretty hard to do on a public road. 60-100mph is still popular and definitely more safe.
Check out this link for reference : http://www.torquestats.com/index.php...ive_filter=all
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I did one today... probably "fluke" again
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I did one today... probably "fluke" again
My apologies for the "fluke" reference... I was referring to my 4.1sec 60-100 run.
4.3 is awesome... you should be about 3-4 car length ahead of me since I am at 4.8.

Let me know next time you are planning to Great Lake track.
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I did one today... probably "fluke" again
My apologies for the "fluke" reference... I was referring to my 4.1sec 60-100 run.
4.3 is awesome... you should be about 3-4 car length ahead of me since I am at 4.8.

Let me know next time you are planning to Great Lake track.
No offense taken! No need to apologize! I will hit you up when I plan to go for sure. For now weather is not permitting, maybe hopefully next week.
In a meantime going to Automotion tomorrow and staying there for the weekend.
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      07-29-2019, 05:05 AM   #18
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Can you share the specific RaceChip installation instruction for G30 M550i. The instructions provided online is generic and not applicable to M550.

Thank you,
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Can you share the specific RaceChip installation instruction for G30 M550i. The instructions provided online is generic and not applicable to M550.

Thank you,
I would have Ben from RGSports provide these as they worked out for me perfectly.
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Thanks, so I assume that RGSports did the installation for u. In other words, u didnít buy it directly from them and installed it yourself.

Will wait for RGSports to respond
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Thanks, so I assume that RGSports did the installation for u. In other words, u didn't buy it directly from them and installed it yourself.

Will wait for RGSports to respond
I bought it from them and installed myself.. very easy and instructions were great.
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I bought it from them and installed myself.. very easy and instructions were great.
Is it possible to share the installation instructions?
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