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      04-15-2019, 12:27 PM   #1
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Open Flash reviews

Hi guys

I've tried searching but not much luck.

How many people on here have used Open Flash for their OTS maps and any reviews/horror stories?

I don't have a laptop and I want a stage 1 tune that I can easily install and remove (JB4 too hard for me to install as I'm crap at DIY).

I was an easy and simple install and removal.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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      04-15-2019, 01:26 PM   #2
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I was all up for getting openflash to begin with, their tunes seemed to be very well rated. Their customer service has been on and off from the start from what I can gather. Now they appear to have disappeared altogether, or at least from the f10 m5 platform.

It's a good job I'm to tight to buy a tune yet otherwise I would have bought openflash already and most likely regretted it.
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      04-15-2019, 04:18 PM   #3
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Their tunes seem to be great. I have had 1.2 and am now running the 2.0. They were very responsive for a while there, but then they seem to have disappeared. I am about to reach out to them for a couple of things so I will see first hand.
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      04-15-2019, 05:22 PM   #4
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I'm still super on the fence.. I'm just itching for stage one and honesty open flash seems the easiest. Everyone is raving about the 1.2 and 2.0 maps. That's what I'm lined up to get but still waiting on someone to respond that Shiv and his partner are back to being responsive.

For the price it looks like the best deal.
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      04-16-2019, 03:02 AM   #5
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I'm struggling to find a tune with a hand held device that is extremely simple to install and also remove. Cobb was super easy on my previous 335i
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      04-16-2019, 06:20 AM   #6
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C'mon MHD. They are talking later in the year.
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      04-16-2019, 06:37 AM   #7
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best bet is to go bm3 with their wifi agent then you can do it off your phone. I can build you a wifi agent if you like as its just a raspberry pi. With openflash you'll still need a pc to upload files etc
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Still doing some more reading on the options.

I got pc so not a problem on this side.
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      04-16-2019, 07:45 PM   #9
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I've been running OFT tune on my car for a while and it runs great! Highly recommend
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I have the OFT and I like it... I have the V2.0 but want to try V1.2 as well...
I need to do some 1/4 runs and/or go back to the dyno to see the difference but I can tell that it is faster/stronger (and it was running 11.57 qtr mile before tune).
I hope that Openflash gets back to responding because at some point I'll likely put DP's on and want an updated tune... I would hate to have to change tunes just to accommodate.
As a side note- if you get any tune, make sure you put fresh plugs (gapped .20-.22) and strong coils. my car went from fine "stock" to drivetrain malfunction/limp mode soon as I tried to make a WOT pass before I put fresh plugs/coils. my car has 49k miles. now it's super strong with no drivetrain issues... other than smoking my 305 Pilot Cup 2 tires every day :-) I'll be switching to R888R's very soon.
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Chiming in on MHD from comment above..... I'll endorse MHD also... I had tried several tunes on my previous 335i and the MHD was super! and I even ran a couple of tunes provided by a forum member to take advantage of my mods and e85 gas.. it was quite user friendly and lots of support. it also provided a cool supply of real time gauges that I had on the tablet in the car as well.
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      04-17-2019, 09:22 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tampaturbom3 View Post
I have the OFT and I like it... I have the V2.0 but want to try V1.2 as well...
I need to do some 1/4 runs and/or go back to the dyno to see the difference but I can tell that it is faster/stronger (and it was running 11.57 qtr mile before tune).
I hope that Openflash gets back to responding because at some point I'll likely put DP's on and want an updated tune... I would hate to have to change tunes just to accommodate.
As a side note- if you get any tune, make sure you put fresh plugs (gapped .20-.22) and strong coils. my car went from fine "stock" to drivetrain malfunction/limp mode soon as I tried to make a WOT pass before I put fresh plugs/coils. my car has 49k miles. now it's super strong with no drivetrain issues... other than smoking my 305 Pilot Cup 2 tires every day :-) I'll be switching to R888R's very soon.
Actually, Openflash has stated that altering the plug gapping isn't required for their tunes nor are any other ignition modifications needed. It's one of the reasons that drew me to this tune. Perhaps your dtmf was just a symptom of the need to perform some scheduled maintenance.
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Agree you shouldn't need to change plugs with a Stage 1
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      04-18-2019, 12:46 PM   #14
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Which plugs did you buy? I just flashed my car with the stage 2 v2.0 tune yesterday.

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I have the OFT and I like it... I have the V2.0 but want to try V1.2 as well...
I need to do some 1/4 runs and/or go back to the dyno to see the difference but I can tell that it is faster/stronger (and it was running 11.57 qtr mile before tune).
I hope that Openflash gets back to responding because at some point I'll likely put DP's on and want an updated tune... I would hate to have to change tunes just to accommodate.
As a side note- if you get any tune, make sure you put fresh plugs (gapped .20-.22) and strong coils. my car went from fine "stock" to drivetrain malfunction/limp mode soon as I tried to make a WOT pass before I put fresh plugs/coils. my car has 49k miles. now it's super strong with no drivetrain issues... other than smoking my 305 Pilot Cup 2 tires every day :-) I'll be switching to R888R's very soon.
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I have 1.2 and 2. Happy with them but trying to get a hold of openflash within last month has been like pulling teeth...

Lets go boys. Stand behind your product. It's a good one.
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