Racecip vs Chip express

Get more out of your engine by remapping, tuning & chipping

Moderators: babybmwadmin, marco_polo, Producethis, Lambster, Rich196

alex020869
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:24 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by alex020869 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:36 pm

SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:30 pm
alex020869 wrote:
SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:10 pm
Did the box come with a manual? You need a torx 10 screwdriver to open it up and there are two dials on the motherboard. The settings you needed to use was on the manual.

I agree, car is quicker but not 54hp quicker.

If you want a copy of the manual, I can try scan it across to you

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
Just found a he manual that was in the box. Has a quick look at it and will mess around with it. Did any adjustments work any differently for you??
When did they say you would receive it back from Germany?
The settings in the box didnt work. When I called the helpline, they said there are two additional settings. put switch 1 on zero or two and switch 2 on 1.

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
Nice one. Good bit of info. I’ll give it a try at the weekend. Thanks for that 👍

User avatar
SAinSurrey
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by SAinSurrey » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:00 am

alex020869 wrote:
SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:30 pm
alex020869 wrote: Just found a he manual that was in the box. Has a quick look at it and will mess around with it. Did any adjustments work any differently for you??
When did they say you would receive it back from Germany?
The settings in the box didnt work. When I called the helpline, they said there are two additional settings. put switch 1 on zero or two and switch 2 on 1.

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
Nice one. Good bit of info. I’ll give it a try at the weekend. Thanks for that Image
Funny though, now that I have taken the box out, I can feel the power difference! Strange how you can miss 20hp!🤣

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

2014 BMW M235i Melbourne Red with M Performance Body Kit

alex020869
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:24 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by alex020869 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:22 pm

SAinSurrey wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:00 am
alex020869 wrote:
SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:30 pm
The settings in the box didnt work. When I called the helpline, they said there are two additional settings. put switch 1 on zero or two and switch 2 on 1.

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
Nice one. Good bit of info. I’ll give it a try at the weekend. Thanks for that Image
Funny though, now that I have taken the box out, I can feel the power difference! Strange how you can miss 20hp!🤣

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
I might remove mine at the weekend and see if I feel lost without my 20 bhp too 😀
I wouldn’t know the difference in an extra 20bhp and the expected 50bhp. Now You’ve got me thinking mine is below the extra power projected.

User avatar
Octavius
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 18655
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:51 pm
Location: In The Land Of The Romps

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by Octavius » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:16 pm

Just goes to show that it’s doesn’t matter how much power your cars running, you always want more.
MY SIGNATURE STOPPED WORKING AFTER AN UPDATE.

User avatar
SAinSurrey
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by SAinSurrey » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:58 pm

Octavius wrote:Just goes to show that it’s doesn’t matter how much power your cars running, you always want more.
You are absolutely correct. Head keeps telling heart I dont need to change to a M240i but if heart wins then I know in 6 months tine its going to be 'maybe you should get an M2'.........

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

2014 BMW M235i Melbourne Red with M Performance Body Kit

User avatar
SAinSurrey
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by SAinSurrey » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:37 am

Just got my chip back from RaceChip. Though they say that they have updated the software, it feels no different than before I sent it across to them. Not going to take it to Rolling Roads because that is another £40 which would mean that I would have spent £120 on dyno runs.

Will let them know and see what happens.

Teaches me on spending £140 on a performance chip. Should have just saved up longer for a TMC or JB4........

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

2014 BMW M235i Melbourne Red with M Performance Body Kit

alex020869
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:24 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by alex020869 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:45 am

I assume they are standing firm with regards their expected increased 50bhp power output?
Are you considering contacting them to voice your doubts or are you just going to live with it?

User avatar
SAinSurrey
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by SAinSurrey » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:03 am

alex020869 wrote:I assume they are standing firm with regards their expected increased 50bhp power output?
Are you considering contacting them to voice your doubts or are you just going to live with it?
I am debating whether or not to spend another £40 for a dyno test. Will take it on a longer proper drive this weekend to see how it feels. Mate of mine has just got an S3 so maybe use that as a benchmark and see how much of a difference the chip makes.

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

2014 BMW M235i Melbourne Red with M Performance Body Kit

alex020869
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:24 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by alex020869 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:27 pm

SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:03 am
alex020869 wrote:I assume they are standing firm with regards their expected increased 50bhp power output?
Are you considering contacting them to voice your doubts or are you just going to live with it?
I am debating whether or not to spend another £40 for a dyno test. Will take it on a longer proper drive this weekend to see how it feels. Mate of mine has just got an S3 so maybe use that as a benchmark and see how much of a difference the chip makes.

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
Have you had a previous sprint against him to judge how much it may have improved things? I’ve no idea how comparable they both are in standard form. Will be interesting to hear your findings.

User avatar
SAinSurrey
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by SAinSurrey » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:35 pm

alex020869 wrote:
SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:03 am
alex020869 wrote:I assume they are standing firm with regards their expected increased 50bhp power output?
Are you considering contacting them to voice your doubts or are you just going to live with it?
I am debating whether or not to spend another £40 for a dyno test. Will take it on a longer proper drive this weekend to see how it feels. Mate of mine has just got an S3 so maybe use that as a benchmark and see how much of a difference the chip makes.

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
Have you had a previous sprint against him to judge how much it may have improved things? I’ve no idea how comparable they both are in standard form. Will be interesting to hear your findings.
Sadly not. He just got the S3. I am under no illusions that the S3 is markedly faster off the mark (esp with 4wd) but if there is a marked improvement e.g. I wasnt keeping up at all to I am almost keeping up, I will be happy.Image

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

2014 BMW M235i Melbourne Red with M Performance Body Kit

alex020869
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:24 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by alex020869 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:40 am

There is a chance that the Racechip IS producing the power that it says but it’s maybe just difficult to quantify what 50bhp feels like.
Looking forward to your results.

User avatar
SAinSurrey
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by SAinSurrey » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:46 am

alex020869 wrote:There is a chance that the Racechip IS producing the power that it says but it’s maybe just difficult to quantify what 50bhp feels like.
Looking forward to your results.
agreed. On a side note, went out in the mates Audi S3 yesterday evening. Mightily impressed. Felt so much faster than my M235i but maybe he just hoons his car harder than I doImageImage

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

2014 BMW M235i Melbourne Red with M Performance Body Kit

Post Reply

Return to “Engine Remapping/Tuning/Chipping”