Anyone tried Bootmod3?

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Anyone tried Bootmod3?

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Following on from another post where I've had a Remus Non Resonated Cat Back installed, I'm keen to get the cold start disabled.

Bootmod3 seems to have been gaining a lot of momentum lately, with seemingly good support and regular updates, with high levels of customisation. I also like the convenience factor, that maps can be flashed at home with minimal disruption. Has anyone else here tried Bootmod3? Any issues? I'm seriously considering replacing my Bluespark box (which Dyno'd @ 400bhp) with Bootmod3 stage 1. I'd be expecting a more linear torque curve, and slightly better performance gains since the map would be working with the ECU rather than merely tricking the boost readings.

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I have run bootmod3 stage 1 93 map and now stage 2. the maps are superb. stage 1 is smooth, torquey and retains all the oem manners, just far stronger all the way through. Highly recommend.

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Agree with Duncan219. Can't comment for stage 2 yet but stage 1 is a significant increase in overall torque throughout the rev range.

It's also handy that you can use the bm3 phone app as a dashboard of gauges/dials and data logger - don't buy the bm3 OBD agent though, you can make one from a raspberry pi for 30quid.

DME unlock takes about 5 minutes if it isn't already and then the flash is maybe 30-40seconds.

If you are clued up then you can even make your own maps, but you have to start from your stock map, you can't really tweak the OTS map..unfortunately.

I'd recommend spending the extra £40 for the map bundle, then you have stage 2 sat waiting for supporting mods.
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Its a popular platform, with lots of customisation ability.

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Is this better than MHD or just more proven/popular.

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I'm in the same boat. I'm also keen to understand what the level of risk is too with either of these, vs taking the car to a professional tuner. Similar prices, but both very different in terms of flexibility and being able to change parameters yourself.

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Depends what you want, they are OTS maps so they are adjusted to a "safe" baseline, they aren't going to release an OTS map that's on the limit because we know that every engine is slightly different.

You can request a custom map through the online portal and can pick whoever you want round the world.

You get a level of support with the package so if you feel something isnt right, take a data log and upload it, it'll be reviewed by Protuning Freaks

I've always been a bit skeptical of these one size fits all maps and thought long and hard about custom map by a tuner on a RR. But I'm not looking to wring it's neck, it's my daily driver. The convenience and flexibility won me over.
Plus if you sell the car, put your stock map back on,lock the DME and tell them you've changed car, they transfer the license for free.
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I'm going to be moving from mhd to bm3 in the very near future. Will post opinions when I do.
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Excellent, would be good to hear initial thoughts and feedback. I expect I'll be on board with this shortly. Thanks for all input so far, it's appreciated.

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danb21t wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Depends what you want, they are OTS maps so they are adjusted to a "safe" baseline, they aren't going to release an OTS map that's on the limit because we know that every engine is slightly different.

You can request a custom map through the online portal and can pick whoever you want round the world.

You get a level of support with the package so if you feel something isnt right, take a data log and upload it, it'll be reviewed by Protuning Freaks

I've always been a bit skeptical of these one size fits all maps and thought long and hard about custom map by a tuner on a RR. But I'm not looking to wring it's neck, it's my daily driver. The convenience and flexibility won me over.
Plus if you sell the car, put your stock map back on,lock the DME and tell them you've changed car, they transfer the license for free.
100% agree. I feel like the OTS maps are very safe. MHD ran beta tests with 50 odd cars IIRC for the B58 before public release.

From what I have read, they are more focused on timing changes rather than ramping up boost and you can monitor all the engine parameters yourself rather than trusting a tuner to tell you it is all OK. Most tuners probably haven't run their maps on nearly as many cars as MHD/BM3 and you have to trust them.

Also the extreme flexibility I get from MHD is great. Torque limiting in winter and all the variables when mapping are very nice.
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nastypoker wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:02 pm
danb21t wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Depends what you want, they are OTS maps so they are adjusted to a "safe" baseline, they aren't going to release an OTS map that's on the limit because we know that every engine is slightly different.

You can request a custom map through the online portal and can pick whoever you want round the world.

You get a level of support with the package so if you feel something isnt right, take a data log and upload it, it'll be reviewed by Protuning Freaks

I've always been a bit skeptical of these one size fits all maps and thought long and hard about custom map by a tuner on a RR. But I'm not looking to wring it's neck, it's my daily driver. The convenience and flexibility won me over.
Plus if you sell the car, put your stock map back on,lock the DME and tell them you've changed car, they transfer the license for free.
100% agree. I feel like the OTS maps are very safe. MHD ran beta tests with 50 odd cars IIRC for the B58 before public release.

From what I have read, they are more focused on timing changes rather than ramping up boost and you can monitor all the engine parameters yourself rather than trusting a tuner to tell you it is all OK. Most tuners probably haven't run their maps on nearly as many cars as MHD/BM3 and you have to trust them.

Also the extreme flexibility I get from MHD is great. Torque limiting in winter and all the variables when mapping are very nice.
That's really good insight, thanks. I'm not interested in 10ths of a second, or squeezing every bit of power out the engine, just a more exciting and engaging drive, whilst unleashing the power that should have been there from the get go. MHD or Bootmod3, that is the question!

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Mine was one of the mhd beta test cars so can answer pretty much any question you have on mhd.

I'm switching to bm3 as I want to be able to sell the products i use and also the map editor is easier to use on bm3 than it is to tune yourself on mhd.

Ill be doing a group buy discount on bm3 in the near future once I've sorted all the details with bm3
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BM3 are still currently making updates and ongoing testing with B58. To be fair you will probably get a better tune from a UK specialist as opposed to the OTS of BM3 at the moment.
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ant@apautomotive wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:25 pm
BM3 are still currently making updates and ongoing testing with B58. To be fair you will probably get a better tune from a UK specialist as opposed to the OTS of BM3 at the moment.
Pretty sure you will almost always get a better tune from a "good" tuner than any OTS map just by the nature of them.

If you want peak performance, you need a rolling road and someone that knows what they are doing.

If you want safe and reliable, hard to beat one of these heavily tested and used OTS maps.
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Safe and reliable beats performance for me :)

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