Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Bimmer Tool Rental
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-24-2009, 10:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 138
DoubleA is on a distinguished road
Dinan upgrades...

Hey guys, just bought the X5 4.4i few weeks ago, but being a mod freak I was checking on Dinan website to see what I could possibly do to enhance the truck. I see they have few upgrade, like the high flow trottle body with software upgrades, S/C upgrades etc but it kind of say it only up true the 03 model, is this correct or the 04 can be upgraded as well ?
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 04-24-2009, 10:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 1,247
mrkbbd is on a distinguished road
only non-valvetronic motors can have a supercharger by Dinan, that would be all pre-04 models (the non-facelifted X5s)
__________________
2006 BMW X5 4.8is Lemans Blue/Beige/Dark Maple
-Nav, Comfort Seats, Heated Steering Wheel,
Rear Airbags, AUX Input
2009 BMW M3 Space Grey/Black/Carbon
-all options
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-24-2009, 10:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 138
DoubleA is on a distinguished road
Is there any good chips available for the 04 X5 ?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-25-2009, 04:13 AM
X5 Meister's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nordschleife
Posts: 5,485
X5 Meister is on a distinguished road
Check with jsears, he has lots of experience with Dinan stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-27-2009, 12:51 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA/PDX
Posts: 831
jsears is on a distinguished road
Mike! How nice of you to say that.

On the Dinan website they organized the 4.4i stuff in some weird ways it is all posted there but I will help you out a bit.

Dinan software
Stage 1
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*Performance Engine Software (04-06)
Stage 2
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*Stage 2 Engine Software (04-06)
Stage 3
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*Stage 3 Engine Software (04-06)

Dinan CAI
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*Cold Air Intake (04-06)

Dinan Throttle Body
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*High Flow Throttle Body (04-06)

Dinan Exhaust
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*Free Flow Exhaust (04-06)

I have had 2 BMWs with Dinan products installed. The first was a 02 530i with a Signature 2 package, and now my X5 4.8is that has everything you can see in my signature.

I can't speak for having each modification individually, so just doing software, or CAI or the TB. If you are going to do one Dinan modification I would suggest doing the software upgrade. It transforms your X5 the most. You get better throttle response, better shift points, 100RPM increase in the rev-limiter and so the top speed governor is removed.

However, Dinan kind of screws you over in one way. If you want to stay with their recommendations you have to plan what performance mods you want to do. The Stage 1 software is typically ran on a stock X5, Stage 2 is typically ran with the CAI and Stage 3 with the CAI and TB. As far as I am aware of Dinan will not upgrade your software for free when you add a new modification.

With Dinan it all depends on if you are willing to spend the extra money. They specialize in BMWs and their R&D and quality of each product is top notch.

If you have any other questions let me know! Good luck with the modding!
__________________
Jeff
Current:
'07 Jeep Wrangler
'06 BMW X5 3.0i

Former:
'12 WRX; '08 WRX; '06 BMW X5 4.8is Dinan S1; '02 BMW 530i Dinan S2
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-27-2009, 07:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 138
DoubleA is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsears View Post
Mike! How nice of you to say that.

On the Dinan website they organized the 4.4i stuff in some weird ways it is all posted there but I will help you out a bit.

Dinan software
Stage 1
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*Performance Engine Software (04-06)
Stage 2
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*Stage 2 Engine Software (04-06)
Stage 3
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*Stage 3 Engine Software (04-06)

Dinan CAI
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*Cold Air Intake (04-06)

Dinan Throttle Body
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*High Flow Throttle Body (04-06)

Dinan Exhaust
X5 Series*::*X5 4.4i (E53) 2000-2006*::*Engine Tuning*::*Free Flow Exhaust (04-06)

I have had 2 BMWs with Dinan products installed. The first was a 02 530i with a Signature 2 package, and now my X5 4.8is that has everything you can see in my signature.

I can't speak for having each modification individually, so just doing software, or CAI or the TB. If you are going to do one Dinan modification I would suggest doing the software upgrade. It transforms your X5 the most. You get better throttle response, better shift points, 100RPM increase in the rev-limiter and so the top speed governor is removed.

However, Dinan kind of screws you over in one way. If you want to stay with their recommendations you have to plan what performance mods you want to do. The Stage 1 software is typically ran on a stock X5, Stage 2 is typically ran with the CAI and Stage 3 with the CAI and TB. As far as I am aware of Dinan will not upgrade your software for free when you add a new modification.

With Dinan it all depends on if you are willing to spend the extra money. They specialize in BMWs and their R&D and quality of each product is top notch.

If you have any other questions let me know! Good luck with the modding!

Hi Jeff, thanks a lot for the links, it is much appreciate. As soon as my max is done you can see my build here: My n/a project - Page 16 - Maxima Forums

Once I'm done with it that will be the X5 treat. Thanks for the tips, I'll definitely go for the CAI, TB and Softwares at once. I'll keep you guy posted when it's done.

Best regards

AA
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-27-2009, 10:45 PM
X5 Meister's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nordschleife
Posts: 5,485
X5 Meister is on a distinguished road
And X5 Meister achieves another successful match.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-28-2009, 02:57 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA/PDX
Posts: 831
jsears is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by X5 Meister View Post
And X5 Meister achieves another successful match.
You Yente from Fiddler on the Roof?
__________________
Jeff
Current:
'07 Jeep Wrangler
'06 BMW X5 3.0i

Former:
'12 WRX; '08 WRX; '06 BMW X5 4.8is Dinan S1; '02 BMW 530i Dinan S2
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-28-2009, 03:07 AM
X5 Meister's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nordschleife
Posts: 5,485
X5 Meister is on a distinguished road
If I were a rich man...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsears View Post
You Yente from Fiddler on the Roof?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-28-2009, 10:36 AM
NyMench's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 174
NyMench is on a distinguished road
OYE VAY!!!!!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by X5 Meister View Post
If I were a rich man...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



I


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:13 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2013 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.