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    • Dinan launches their performance product line for the E82 1M - Software, intercooler, suspension, etc.

      Dinan has launched their full product line for the E82 1M. The timing is a little late but launching during the holidays certainly will help sales. So what are the products? Dinan has developed an intercooler, oil cooler, intake, sway bars, monoball kit, coilovers, and Stage 3 engine software all specifically for the 1M. BimmerBoost members will be quick to point out these parts are all already available for the 1M from others and likely for less money than Dinan charges.

      With Dinan though you know you will get parts that have been tested and engineered to a high standard and Dinan will also provide their own warranty. For some reason there are those out there who think the Dinan parts do not void the BMW warranty but they do. Dinan provides their own warranty in place of the BMW factory warranty.

      For those concerned about such things Dinan is a great option and clearly has a market. Full press release and photos below.


















      (Morgan Hill, Calif.) – December 12, 2013 - The BMW 1M is very special vehicle with them only being manufactured one year in 2011. The team at Dinan felt this car deserved more from the aftermarket to make each 1M even more unique and more powerful, and now have launched a complete array of parts to give the smallest M-Car more power and added suspension performance.

      The first of the new 1M modifications is Dinan’s Carbon fiber Cold Air intake. To maximize power output from the 3.0L turbo-charged six-cylinder, employs a hand-crafted carbon fiber unit that also features a secondary carbon fiber intake tube that captures cool air from the lower grill and includes shielding for the conical filter to insulate it from power robbing engine compartment heat. The system is so effective that the inlet air temperature is a
      full 40 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the incoming air from the stock inlet.

      Aiding in the goal to keep air temperatures down, Dinan has also released its High Performance intercooler for the E82. The Dinan intercooler provides a 93% increase in total volume, substantially reducing the pressure drop by 0.7 psi, as well as providing more efficient heat exchange. "Cool down" time is also reduced, enabling the car to produce full power under varying driving conditions such as stop and go traffic. The system has been engineered as a direct replacement for the stock unit, requiring only minor modifications for a clean, factory-like installation. The intercooler also features larger connector tubing and custom shrouding for maximum efficiency and turbo reliability. The new 1M intercooler may also be used in conjunction with the Dinan oil cooler and Stage 3 Engine Software with increased boost pressure to take advantage of the improved intercooler efficiency.

      Dinan is known for its extensive knowledge of how to properly and safely tune BMW’s factory computer. The new 1M Stage 3 Performance Engine Software safely increases turbo-boost pressure and is optimized to take full advantage of the Dinan High Performance Intercooler. With a peak horsepower of 398 at 5700 rpm and peak torque of 429 lb-ft at 4300 rpm (as tested with the Dinan High Capacity Oil Cooler System and Dinan Free Flow Exhaust), this package makes for a monumental increase in power over the stock 335 horsepower and 370 (with overboost) lb-ft of torque.

      With added horsepower and torque, having a more aggressive suspension setup is key. Dinan’s Racing Coilover suspension is designed to work in unison with your BMW’s factory Electronic Damper Control (EDC) and allows the driver to adjust to their preferred ride height. Dinan provides Beehive shaped front springs and low profile camber plates with progressive bump stops that allow the car to be lowered up to 3/4” and still maintain stock suspension travel. Dinan Quiet Design™ Camber plates make it the quietest coil-over suspension on the market and suspension packers are included to fine tune handling and comfort by changing the clearance of the progressive bump-stops. Camber is easy to adjust thanks to the slotted front mounts and is adjustable between -1.2 to -3.2 degrees.

      Complimenting Dinan’s coilover system is the Lightweight Tubular Adjustable Front Anti-Roll Bar. Dinan’s bar is 42% lighter than a solid anti-roll bar of comparable stiffness. This anti-roll bar is adjustable from 50% to 90% stiffer than the stock bar, with 3 positions on the bar and end links that are left and right hand threaded for easy adjustment.

      The final addition to the 1M suspension upgrade lineup is Dinan’s monoball kit. This kit replaces the factory rubber bushings with precision ball joints and machined aluminum housings. Responsiveness is further improved by eliminating the deflection inherent in the stock rubber bushings while also reducing brake shimmy. The quietest bearings on the market are virtually noise free so you can live with them everyday.

      “Our 1M R&D vehicle has been an exciting build and we’re thrilled to have a big lineup of parts for the car,” said Dinan Engineering President, Steve Dinan. “1M owners are now able to make more horsepower and torque, while still having a reliable vehicle, backed by our factory matching warranty.”Every Dinan product comes with our factory matching new car warranty and is designed and tested in Morgan Hill, California and can be purchased and installed at any Dinan Approved BMW dealerships nationwide. For more information on products and signature vehicles, visit www.dinancars.com.

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      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Criticism of Dinan pricing is valid and I think they should pay attention to it. I mean yeah the stuff is well made, developed, and tested but...
        They're on some other $#@!.
      1. BTMFR's Avatar
        BTMFR -
        thats dinan for ya
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        I can handle most of their stuff being expensive.. they have solid product development, the warranty stuff, and well.. it's expensive, there are other options for better value, but whatever, some people like the brand name more than anything. I think people are crazy for buying it usually, almost like my opinion of APR stuff, but whatever!

        But when the intakes on non-M and 1M are the same, that $400 is just outright insulting.. It's not just regular BMW tax, it's ///M tax on top of that!
      1. Mike@VAC's Avatar
        Mike@VAC -
        I have a lot of respect for DINAN. They are a founder of the BMW performance scene and they really have a team of engineers and fabricators IN HOUSE where they make just about everything. Their carbon and damper suppliers are world leading, I've been to both of their factories.

        The monoball units are not like Rogue's at all - they are more street friendly and will 'last' much longer.

        Also, their target consumer generally does not have time to post on forums. They may lurk, but they are more likely to read the NY Times and see the DINAN ads there. The executive level buys DINAN. That said, they are expensive but some people want that comfort.

        Our biggest product line is pistons and we stock and sell CP above all. They are not the cheapest but we know they will be 100% every single time. We can sell cheaper products AND make more margin, but we stick with what we consider 'the best' DINAN has over 80 employees, so they must have enough people in the world who think they are 'the best' Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
        Also, their target consumer generally does not have time to post on forums. They may lurk, but they are more likely to read the NY Times and see the DINAN ads there. The executive level buys DINAN. That said, they are expensive but some people want that comfort.
        I agree. But I also consider that demographic some of the least informed when it comes to BMW tuning.

        I remember when I smacked around a guy with just about Dinan bolt on everything for his M5 and went on the forums crying how a lowly M3 could possibly beat his Dinan'd out M5.
      1. Mike@VAC's Avatar
        Mike@VAC -
        I know 8 people with full Dinan cars. One is an E92 stroker. Small sample of course, but they are all exec types with a bunch of cars. They all have dedicated track cars in addition to other hot rods for the street. Total car guys and very educated on cars, but not too interested in getting the best bang for buck value for their BMWs which are more 'daily driver' than the other cars. This is very common AFAIK.

        The last DINAN commercial was run on CNN Money. http://money.cnn.com/video/pf/2013/0...inan.cnnmoney/

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I agree. But I also consider that demographic some of the least informed when it comes to BMW tuning.

        I remember when I smacked around a guy with just about Dinan bolt on everything for his M5 and went on the forums crying how a lowly M3 could possibly beat his Dinan'd out M5.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
        I know 8 people with full Dinan cars. One is an E92 stroker. Small sample of course, but they are all exec types with a bunch of cars. They all have dedicated track cars in addition to other hot rods for the street. Total car guys and very educated on cars, but not too interested in getting the best bang for buck value for their BMWs which are more 'daily driver' than the other cars. This is very common AFAIK.

        The last DINAN commercial was run on CNN Money. http://money.cnn.com/video/pf/2013/0...inan.cnnmoney/
        CNN money is the place to go.

        Honestly, most people I meet who mention Dinan stuff know the Dinan name but jack $#@! about modding BMW's. It's like people who mention a Mercedes is 'Brabus' without having any clue what there is available in Mercedes tuning.

        There are all kinds of people so there is no rule to it as there will be a guy who knows a lot who just wants hassle free modding with Dinan stuff for example. Mostly though, people just know the name.