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Faster switch w/ Streptronic

02-10-2006, 12:28 AM

So I have been playing around with my new car's streptronic system, and seems like there is a lag (1-2 secs) from when I push the lever up and the physical shift of transmission as felt by the driver in M/S mode. Is there any way to decrease this lag in the automatic w/ streptronic transmission system? Does the dinan chip help in this case? Yep, I should have bought a manual *drool* but money, and availabilty became an issue at the time. Goal is to get a even better performing car: one that I can take to work, and to the track once in a while to have fun with friends.

While I am at this, would it be worth upgrading parts (shocks, intake, brakes, performance chip, etc) on a 2001 530i E39 automatic w/ streptronic or should I just wait and buy a different car. I have been a bmw enthusiast for a long time and finally bought a decent performing luxury car. My main objective is to ocassionally take this car down to the tracks for a friendly race...nothing too professional and also commute to work and take people out and stuff.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

02-27-2006, 02:51 AM
Upgrading your step with Dinan transmission software will provide you with several benefits; quicker shift changes, longer gear holding and higher rpm shifting on WOT. I'd recommend it if this is what you're looking for.

02-27-2006, 09:34 AM
Thanks for the reply, btw, do you know if you can install the dinan transmission software w/o the dinan engine software? B/c the engine software needs the cold air intake as well as exhaust for optimal benefits. I was thinking if its possible to do dinan transmission software with the conforti's shark injector...

Thanks, Shawn

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