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      05-15-2017, 11:20 AM   #1
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Talking BMW B46/B48/B58 Tune Comparison



Today; I would like to write about the different piggyback options available for the BMW new F chassis B48/B58 engines. This market is over-saturated with tunes priced from a couple hundred dollars up to a couple thousands. Not all tunes are equal, which ones are worth it and which ones are not? Read this post and decide for yourself.

Burger Tuning (BMS) B48/B58 Quick Install/Uninstall JB+


How:
Burger Tuning JB+ connects to Tmap sensor only. This is the simplest B48/B58 tune on the market.

Pros:
  • Easy install/uninstall (less than 2 minutes)
  • Adjustable boost (up to 4.5psi)

Cons:
  • Does not suppress CEL code from high flow downpipes
  • No datalogging capability
  • No code reading capability
  • No Bluetooth capability

Price
$199

Burger Tuning (BMS) B48/B58 JB4 stage 2


How:
Burger Tuning B48/B58 JB4 stage 2 connects to TMAP, MAP and OBD. It also comes with flex fuel connectors for E85 users.

Pros:
  • works with stock or modified cars
  • Number of preset maps that user can choose from
  • Code reading capability
  • Datalogging capability
  • Bluetooth capability (add on for $139)
  • Automatically suppresses CEL code from downpipe
  • Compatible with methanol injection systems
  • Compatible with E85
  • Additional features include (exhaust valve control, boost by gear, boost by RPM, gauge hijack)

Cons:
Long install time (45 minutes).

Price:
$529

Dinan B48/B58 Sport Performance Tuner:


How:
Dinan B48/B58 sport performance tuner connects to MAP and Tmap sensors.

Pros:
Easy install (5-10 minutes)
Adjustable boost
Bluetooth capability

Cons:
Does not suppress CEL code from high flow downpipes
No datalogging capability
No code reading capability

Price
$299

Active Autowerke Active8 Tune


How:
Active8 connects to boost pressure sensor, Manifold pressure sensor, crank position sensor ( rpm pick up point)

Pros:
  • 9 different maps
  • Connects to RPM sensor

Cons:
  • Does not suppress CEL code from high flow downpipes
  • No datalogging capability
  • No code reading capability
  • No Bluetooth capability (might be added in the future)

Price:
$729

Thank you for reading. Dinan Stage 1 will be added to this comparison next.

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Do any of these get rid of rev hang in a manual 230i?
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Hi Mike, is it possible / okay to use a F Series N55 JB4 on a F Series N20 engine? Apparently, BMS' JB Stage 1 can be used interchangeably across all engine types. Just wondering if that still applies to the JB4 since the device looks the same, except that maybe the FW and maps would need to be changed from N55 to N20? Thanks for any info and clarification.
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Hi Mike, is it possible / okay to use a F Series N55 JB4 on a F Series N20 engine? Apparently, BMS' JB Stage 1 can be used interchangeably across all engine types. Just wondering if that still applies to the JB4 since the device looks the same, except that maybe the FW and maps would need to be changed from N55 to N20? Thanks for any info and clarification.
Hi,
Does not apply to the JB4.
Its engine specific tune (different board).
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