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There seems to be some information posted on this board by those vested in other tools in regard to bm3 that is either partially covered, missed, misunderstood and thus miscommunicated. We'll chime in just to clarify those points without referring to any competing products for courtesy reasons.

bootmod3's retail price for the A90 supra is 595 USD. When purchased through Authorized Dealers it is often times offered in bundles with other products that reduce the cost further. We could, but don't, divide up features that most end-users tuning their cars will end up needing. If you've ever tuned any car most of you will know that you'll want to datalog, you'll want to try a custom map, you'll want to check logs, etc. Just something we decided on back in 2016 when releasing the product. It is all too easy to divide it all up and make it 'seem' cheaper but we decided against that and do what's right in our mind.

bootmod3 software license has resale value. When you move to another car and sell the license or transfer it to another car you get some of your money back. We see used licenses out there at 300 to 400-450 on a regular basis. A used bm3 license has all the same features as a new one (except it can't be resold again) but every feature is included as well as an OTS map of your choice and all subsequent updates being free.

bootmod3 is the only platform that has a cloud based interface, a fully integrated and modern tuning editor that continues to evolve with time. It covers everything under the sun for interfacing due to that approach: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and anything else that runs a browser :) You have options to connect with a direct wired ENET connection on a laptop or WiFi/USB with the hardware agent device. As almost all other tools, there's a dependency on an internet connection to validate licensing, have a user account, etc but most other tools have this as well. All maps and logs are managed in the cloud and there's never a need to worry about changing among devices and losing any of your data much like any other cloud based service (e.g. your emails with gmail). Maps are flashable without any internet connection once downloaded. Diagnostics and logging are also available in offline mode using all interfaces and features here continue to evolve.

Lastly, bootmod3 hardware device is based on an Open Source hardware project called Raspberry Pi 3. It can be built as a DIY project and many do that, costing around $35. It enables any mobile device, phone or tablet, Android or iOS, to connect with the car either through WiFi or direct USB cable. More on that here: https://www.protuningfreaks.com/pages/how-to-activate.

As of this writing on the A90 Supra platform the top 7 of the 10 fastest and quickest cars are custom tuned with bootmod3. To our knowledge there isn't a single feature bm3 doesn't have today that another tool may have. Things change over time on all fronts so this one is a moving target based on each company's priorities and dev resources.

Any other questions we'd be happy to discuss. Wish everyone of you and your families calm and strength in these hard times with COVID-19 affecting many parts of the World. We'll get through this and come out even stronger!




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Just want to say, obviously not sponsored by PTF in any way.


I use bootmod3 and it completely changed my car on just a stock S1 tune. Night and day. Everything worked, no issues, and the car has been perfect since. The best part? I had no experience going into it and everything was incredibly straight forward. I've got an AMS downpipe on the way and they've already got an OTS S2 tune.

I literally could not be happier with the product they offer. You guys are awesome.
 
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Just want to say, obviously not sponsored by PTF in any way.

I use bootmod3 and it completely changed my car on just a stock S1 tune. Night and day. Everything worked, no issues, and the car has been perfect since. The best part? I had no experience going into it and everything was incredibly straight forward. I've got an AMS downpipe on the way and they've already got an OTS S2 tune.

I literally could not be happier with the product they offer. You guys are awesome.
Thank you! :bow:
 
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I can’t wait to get to use bm3! I’ve unfortunately got the locked dme so the waiting game continues for me lol. I hope you guys figure them out!
 

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I can’t wait to get to use bm3! I’ve unfortunately got the locked dme so the waiting game continues for me lol. I hope you guys figure them out!
You can have someone bench flash the DME if you don’t want to wait
 
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I may end up doing that if I can find a shop in Texas I can take it too
 

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Where do I purchase the hardware agent device? I just purchased your tune. Thanks
 

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Where do I purchase the hardware agent device? I just purchased your tune. Thanks
There are a few options for the hardware agent.
  1. You can buy it from here: https://bootmod3.com/collections/bootmod3-menu/products/bootmod3-obd-agent-device-beta-all-f-series
  2. If you own a Raspberry Pi (anything with a RJ45 port should work but you would need clarification from them on system requirements), you can build your own hardware agent. Build the firmware from https://bootmod3.atlassian.net/wiki...1/OBD+Agent+Hardware+Device+-+Firmware+Update
 

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It would have been real nice including the OBD2 ENET cable as an option alongside the tune and agent..

Getting everything needed from a single source makes life much easier :)

I now have my license and OBD agent arriving loooooooooong before the OBD2 ENET cable

Just saying..
 

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I’m on the market and I’m leaning towards bm3 and protuningfreaks. Almost there, just want to do a little more research.
 

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I’m on the market and I’m leaning towards bm3 and protuningfreaks. Almost there, just want to do a little more research.[/QUOTE
Ecutek ftw!
 
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Ecutek now(or soon) offers Antilag,map switching and valet mode
 

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Ecutek now(or soon) offers Antilag,map switching and valet mode
its really tempting to switch over if bm3 doesn't come up with new features or something to keep competing with
 

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its really tempting to switch over if bm3 doesn't come up with new features or something to keep competing with
BM3 likely won’t. It’s never happened on any other BMW so I doubt they will bring it to the B58.
 

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Newb hat on. Is there a decent guide anywhere to self educate myself about pros and cons of all these different tuning solutions? This vs mhd vs ecutek vs etc (those are the only ones I know of). Hard to commit to something when you aren't exactly sure what you'd be signing up for or maybe it doesn't have certain features that would be desirable?
 

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