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      12-02-2011, 04:41 PM   #23
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I originally added this post to a 35D thread. It justifies it's own thread, so I'm repeating it here:

In trying to track down the wind noise on my 30D I did a back-to-back test with a 35D today. I really didn't want to drive a 35D in case it put me off my 30D! Here are my thoughts:

The 35D is a bit quicker and a bit more responsive. Neither improvement was massive but they were noticeable. I felt the bigger difference was in reduced turbo lag (responsiveness), this was to the point where lag wasn't really noticeable.

I don't feel bad now about "just" having a 30D so I'm pleased I drove the car. Would I get a 35D if I were ordering now? Probably yes, but it's not that big a deal, it would depend on the lease cost and also taking into account the higher road fund licence band and insurance costs.
Interesting point on the response and turbo lag. They're the two things I hate on turbo cars and particularly diesels. The additional smaller turbo of the 35D must help.
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      12-03-2011, 04:38 AM   #24
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Interesting point on the response and turbo lag. They're the two things I hate on turbo cars and particularly diesels. The additional smaller turbo of the 35D must help.
NO detectable "Lag" on mine.
Just big GO.
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      12-03-2011, 05:56 AM   #25
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Seriously considering the 35D, insurance is only another 50 and the extra cost isn't much when I intend to keep the car 5 years +

I wonder what a chipped 35D would be like
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Seriously considering the 35D, insurance is only another 50 and the extra cost isn't much when I intend to keep the car 5 years +

I wonder what a chipped 35D would be like
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The chip is out for the 35D - any takers for the free trial

391hp & 788Nm!!!
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The chip is out for the 35D - any takers for the free trial

391hp & 788Nm!!!
If it needs a name, how about The Tyre Shredder?
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The chip is out for the 35D - any takers for the free trial

391hp & 788Nm!!!
Who is providing the Chip please?.
With that power many sports cars will be annihilated .
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Who is providing the Chip please?.
With that power many sports cars will be annihilated .
http://www.tdi-tuning.co.uk/car_and_..._kw_C3216.html

It's listed for the 640D but it's the same engine
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Wow. Tire shredder indeed.
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http://www.tdi-tuning.co.uk/car_and_..._kw_C3216.html

It's listed for the 640D but it's the same engine
They have a Tuning Box for the X3 35D engine now, I phoned them yesterday.
Steve and Matthew were very helpful and the power now is 385BHP which is huge.
I may consider fitting one in the new year.
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Looking forward to the feedback
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Looking forward to the feedback
This thing should be BL**DY quick


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      12-08-2011, 07:05 PM   #37
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hmmmm... i like the extra torque and speed as well. I drive a lot through germany where you can still find highways without speed limit. I love it!!

Nice to know you still like your 35d after the initial problems. I still have to wait for mine. The dealer could not confirm the delivery date yet. So it might be february or march.

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I don't have a 35d but I'd get this if I did http://www.burgertuning.com/BMW_JBD_...ance_chip.html

BMS make some great products and are one of, if not the best tuners for the N54 and N55.

I wish BMW brought the X3 35d to Australia!!!!!!
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Looking forward to the feedback
I am in Eygpt at the moment, returning next week, will be contacting these guys with a veiw to buying the Box :
I hope it makes a good improvement on GRUNT.
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I am in Eygpt at the moment, returning next week, will be contacting these guys with a veiw to buying the Box :
I hope it makes a good improvement on GRUNT.
I'll give you a wave when I fly over, just on my way to Eritrea!

X3 should be waiting for me when I get back
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I'll give you a wave when I fly over, just on my way to Eritrea!

X3 should be waiting for me when I get back
Great news enjoy .
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Tuning Box now available for the X3 35D from.
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