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    The Dinan S3 135i Package - $12,568

    Here is the new Dinan S3 135i. It includes the following:

    Engine:

    1. Stage 3 Software
    2. High Capacity Oil Cooler
    3. Free Flow Exhaust
    4. Intercooler
    5. Carbon Fiber Intake

    Suspension:

    1. Stage 3 Suspension System

    It also includes Dinan badges and a couple other little knick knacks like aluminum pedals and an S3 serial number plaque.

    The price is $12,568 as per my conversation with Dinan earlier today. Price if the parts are purchased individually? $12,369. There is no pricing advantage to buying the package together.

    The difference from the S2 is the intake, carbon brace, and bushing kit and the bump in power to 408 hp. Oh, and the S3 badge and plaque.

    Is it worth it? Well... that is up to you.


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    Sweet price for a setup slower than a $349 JB3 on map 5 otherwise stock. But you do get the DINAN warranty. Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
    Sweet price for a setup slower than a $349 JB3 on map 5 otherwise stock. But you do get the DINAN warranty. Click here to enlarge
    I wasn't going to say anything... they were very nice on the phone with me. Click here to enlarge

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    so 13K does not even get you a lsd? WTF

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onefastman Click here to enlarge
    so 13K does not even get you a lsd? WTF
    Clearly they should throw in the LSD for that price... but the package is just a group of parts with no discount for purchasing it as a package. Sometimes Dinan really deserves their pricing criticism.

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    wheres h bomb to yell at us for criticizing dinan?

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    I think terry shut him up before he could speak when he pointed out that the jb3 does that for 349 lol. I ran map7 with no issues, stock

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onefastman Click here to enlarge
    I think terry shut him up before he could speak when he pointed out that the jb3 does that for 349 lol. I ran map7 with no issues, stock
    I think the Dinan solution make sense for some but Steve has taken a pretty aggressive stance against piggyback systems at times. So always happy to throw a few jabs back his way. Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
    I think the Dinan solution make sense for some but Steve has taken a pretty aggressive stance against piggyback systems at times. So always happy to throw a few jabs back his way. Click here to enlarge
    Dinan tries to think of themselves like AMG did at one point before being swallowed up by Mercedes.

    A high class tuner with a relationship with BMW. However, that does not really exist anymore and Dinan is never seriously considered by the hardcore guys. Like they have anything that can rival an HPF M3 or a supercharged E92. They cater to the casual BMW enthusiast who has money and does not have the time to research what is going on and offers the best performance. Dinan sells an image and a name along with the products.

    I had a friend with an M5 who only bought their parts due to the "warranty" aspect. That is until I smoked his ass and suddenly he didn't think Dinan was so great anymore.

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    I liked Dinan back in the day E36/E39 days but now there's just way too much competition. Where's Jim Conforti now that I'm thinking about it?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tuned1 Click here to enlarge
    I liked Dinan back in the day E36/E39 days but now there's just way too much competition. Where's Jim Conforti now that I'm thinking about it?
    Conforti hasn't been around for years. He had a lot of press in the E36 days for some reason but then after the E46 shark injector he disappeared to work on domestics supposedly.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Dinan tries to think of themselves like AMG did at one point before being swallowed up by Mercedes.

    A high class tuner with a relationship with BMW. However, that does not really exist anymore and Dinan is never seriously considered by the hardcore guys. Like they have anything that can rival an HPF M3 or a supercharged E92. They cater to the casual BMW enthusiast who has money and does not have the time to research what is going on and offers the best performance. Dinan sells an image and a name along with the products.

    I had a friend with an M5 who only bought their parts due to the "warranty" aspect. That is until I smoked his ass and suddenly he didn't think Dinan was so great anymore.
    So, the summary is that Dinan is for the clueless that have more money than brains... or those too paranoid to risk to risk warranty. My advice would be take the money you save from not getting ripped off by Dinan, and put it in a "in case $#@! happens account".

    On another note, BMW has no relationship with Dinan now that BMW has "BMW performance" parts. Is that correct?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rcracer_tx Click here to enlarge
    So, the summary is that Dinan is for the clueless that have more money than brains... or those too paranoid to risk to risk warranty. My advice would be take the money you save from not getting ripped off by Dinan, and put it in a "in case $#@! happens account".

    On another note, BMW has no relationship with Dinan now that BMW has "BMW performance" parts. Is that correct?
    Yes, that is correct, the BMW/Dinan relationship was terminated but Dinan still has a relationship with certain dealers.

    Yes, I would agree put the money you save in an account for a rainy day and enjoy the greater performance afford to you. Dinan lives off their name and congrats to them for building it up the way they have.

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    i love the rims they used.... anybody know if i could buy the rims only?? cuz im already chipped so i have 461 hp..... Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jgw310 Click here to enlarge
    i love the rims they used.... anybody know if i could buy the rims only?? cuz im already chipped so i have 461 hp..... Click here to enlarge
    Yes, they sell the rims by themselves.

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    do you know where i can buy them??

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jgw310 Click here to enlarge
    do you know where i can buy them??
    Yes, directly from Dinan.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jgw310 Click here to enlarge
    i love the rims they used.... anybody know if i could buy the rims only?? cuz im already chipped so i have 461 hp..... Click here to enlarge
    The rims look exactly like VMR v710's...

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