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TomTiddler

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About TomTiddler

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  • Interests
    Cars (especially P cars)
    Guitars (too many to admit to)

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  • From
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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  • Present cars
    2003 BMW M3 Coupe
    2009 Cayenne 'S' (Wifes)
    2004 996 Turbo(X50) Cab
  • Future cars
    Who knows??
  • Former cars
    BMW 633Csi
    BMW 750iL
    1994 964 C4 (SOLD)
  1. Late to the party on this one, but totally agree with the Yoko lovers. I put about 15000Km/yr on my 2004 TT/X50/Softronics map. I get 2 yrs and 8-10 spirited track days from a set. Pirelli's got me 6 months and 2 track days! I love the Advan's so much I also have them on my E46 M3.
  2. Not 100% comfortable at the track with refurbished, probably overcautious, but still ........
  3. OK, unlikely as this may seem, I had a speed related noise from my tires last year which nearly drove me crazy. Sounded like a low hum, with the frequency increasing (higher note, same volume) with speed. Turned out I had a small (~1mm) dent in both rear rims, must have hit the edge of one of the many "trenches" dug across our rural Ontario roads. Expensive, as I had to ditch a lovely set of factory hollow spoke rims. Sigh.
  4. +1 I have Softronic on a 2004 X50, claims 520HP, certainly feels like t. More importantly (maybe), the throttle is more responsive earlier in the curve, and less like an on/off switch. I absolutely love it. Enjoy.
  5. So, is this a 'recall'? More particularly, if I have this problem, does the dealer fix it, or do I?
  6. Not chipped as such, but I do have the Softronic flash installed. Car runs fine.
  7. Well, I went ahead and installed the Softronic software. There were a couple of minor glitches, and I was a little surprised to find that the PC performing the upgrade needs to have access to the internet while it's happening (good job my wireless net extends to the driveway), however Softronic in general, and April in particular were enormously helpful. After 2+ hours of nail-biting while the download speed steadily got slower, it finally announced "Complete". Wow!! Pretty much everything I hoped for. I haven't been on a dyno, but there's definitely more power - much more important is the t
  8. It's that time - I've had the 2004 TT X50 for 2 months now, and I'm looking at flashing the ECU. The Softronic deal looks very interesting, I wonder if you guys have comments/observations regarding throttle response improvements. While I love the "light blue touch paper and retire" feeling when the turbo's kick in, I find that the throttle still feels a bit "heavy". Especially when compared to my M3 in Sport mode. I have heard that the Softronic throttle maps are a significant improvement in this area. Anyone have first hand experience??
  9. jpflip, Couldn't agree more about renntech (and rennlist it must be said).
  10. Thanx. I've been a "lurker" on this list for a while, but finally decided to "pitch in", this is such a knowledgable and helpful bunch of people.
  11. Here's a picture in Pfaff's parking lot. It's a 2004TT+X50, and I already love it! Need help figuring out which version of PCM I have.
  12. Is this the stock 997 shifter or the factory "short shift" version?
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