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Sent my ECU on Monday by USPS Express mail from Lincoln, NE to Clackamas, OR and insured it for $1K for a cost of $31. INMotion sent it back postage paid and I received the box back on Friday late morning. The PO say they will refund your $ if your package doesn’t arrive by 3:00 or return before 12:00. Excellent service! I installed it that day and only had a chance to take a short drive. Throttle response was much better and it seemed to be a bit faster overall. Didn’t know what to expect but I think whatever my expectations were, they were a bit high. Remember were only talking about 15-18 more hrspwr and maybe 20-25 lbs more torque on a V6. Check out the exact figures at http://www.inmotionusa.com/website/models.html By the way the company originated in Austria so it has European roots (whatever). I didn’t dyno the car and don’t plan to. It’s not that important to me.

Today I ran a hair over 45 miles in town and on the interstate. I’m not a slow driver for the most part. With that said, in town I have a lead foot and I’m always messing with someone. You’d think at 57 I would grow up already. On the highway I was cruising at 85 to 100 mph for about 35 of that 45 miles. I stopped on an on ramp for the turn around and with the ASR off and power braking the car laid some pretty good rubber and did a little fishtail. There’s the difference! It would not do that before nor would it get 26.6 miles per gal with my heavy foot. With some easy driving I bet you could push 30 mpg. Maybe I’m dreaming. I see that Gunther at [email protected] has an Audi chip on Ebay for $199. Here’s the good part: I paid $190 plus shipping. Before I made my decision I communicated with a dude in Seattle, WA who had his ML320 tuned and he was extatic with the performance. I have yet to get my K&N filter in and some smoothing of the baffles in the air box. That may give me a bit more but I’m not expecting much. I think the next best bang for my buck will be a pulley kit and when my wife isn’t looking a tuned exhaust. After that I would be done.

DIY: It’s not hard to get the ECU out. You just have to be patient and figure out where the “keepers” are on the electrical plugs. Don’t try to pry the plugs out until you know for sure you have released whatever is holding the plug in position. Once you have them released the plugs come out quite easily. On my 99 there are light gray latches the rotate down from top to bottom. There are also “keepers” that slide on a diagonal that hold a couple of white plugs in a smaller silver box on the other side of the plate that holds it and the ECU. There’s also a keeper screw on the right side of that plate that must be removed. Once all the plugs have been removed the plate can then be lifted up and out and the larger of the two boxes can be removed from the plate for shipping. I don’t have a digital camera or there would be pics but it’s really quite easy.

There ya go. I’m a happy with INMotion and would recommend them to anyone. Just remember caveat-emptor! Cheers/David
 

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Ok.......im gonna think about trying them, BTW anyone know a tuning place in mid Ga where I could go and get my ECU done?
 

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I sent them a e-mail yesterday, lets see what happens, I could send my ECU while I am finishing something else
 

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These are the european figures for your engine from the website:
Mercedes CLK 430, 279 PS 300 PS 400 NM 425 NM. I believe PS is horsepower and NM is torque. Evidently it is a European thingie(y). Not particularly large gains but improvements non the less.
 

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now he wants 349.00
 

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snakoiler said:
now he wants 349.00
Well that's pretty crappy to change the price like that. Hope you can get a better deal if that's the chip you go with.
 

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I am not giving him that much...I may not even go for 249 now that he tried making $100 on me
 

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He wanted 349 from me too when I first started communicating but finally I saw a endorsement on Ebay from a guy with an ML who had his chip tuned by INMotion so I sent him an email. His response was positive and I could see that he only paid 190 bidding on Ebay. So...I emailed Gunther for the last time reiterating the communication I had with the other Benz owner and the next thing I know is I get a Paypal bill by email for 190 and a messages saying "send your ECU via USPS Express mail. I said OK. Don't expect the same price as I got right out of the shoot. I told Gunther in an email that I was going to give him a good rep on benzworld so he should put a Benz tuneup on Ebay. So far all I see is Audi and Volks. Ask him why there are none for bid on Ebay. Work it dude. Work it.
 

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Snak, the guy is trying to make a living. Don't beat him up too bad. Be patient and contact him via his Ebay auction site to see if he will put a Benz chip up for bid.
 

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He wanted 349 from me too when I first started communicating but finally I saw a endorsement on Ebay from a guy with an ML who had his chip tuned by INMotion so I sent him an email. His response was positive and I could see that he only paid 190 bidding on Ebay. So...I emailed Gunther for the last time reiterating the communication I had with the other Benz owner and the next thing I know is I get a Paypal bill by email for 190 and a messages saying "send your ECU via USPS Express mail. I said OK. Don't expect the same price as I got right out of the shoot. I told Gunther in an email that I was going to give him a good rep on benzworld so he should put a Benz tuneup on Ebay. So far all I see is Audi and Volks. Ask him why there are none for bid on Ebay. Work it dude. Work it.
I've seen the InMotion tuning for Mercedes on Ebay and there's one out there now...http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MERC...33597QQitemZ8066227743QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
 

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i read the forum and sent an email asking whats the price he said the 300+ went to the ebay site was 195 next day was 249 kinda weird to me also this price shift came after the new post with people who thought it might be cool
 

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Y'all. I did another mileage test. This time I drove very light footed. 100 miles on the road at 70mph. 20 city and used 3.7 gals. Do the math. That's 32.24 miles per gallon. That's friggin awesome. Don't know what you 430's will get but it's got to be much better than what you are getting now plus the improvement in performance. I'm lovin it and it won't take long at these gas prices to recoup the investment.

Like I said...I started at 349 too and ended at 190.00.
 

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I think we need to get a group buy going here.....I'm in!
 

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im in for 190 not for 345
 

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Is this thing on? As I stated earlier in this thread, there is an auction on Ebay for $245. I don't know if one of you guys wants to try to organize a group buy, but I don't. It's a pain in the ass and not worth it for $55. I'm just waiting to hear the results for a 430 to determine if I do this or pay Powerchip 3X this for predictable results.
 

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bs00clk,
The results from Powerchip are predictable and they are NOT from INMotion? How do you figure? The only result that is predictable from Powerchip is the price. If you want to be certain that you will pay $800+ to get the same thing you do from INMotion go for it. I have nothing to gain from blowing INMotion's horn other than I got great results on 3.2 liter engine. Were the results remarkable? No. You can only do so much and keep the car street worthy and that's all I wanted. I probably got the improvements that were listed on the website but without a before and after dyno I don't know exactly what the results were and as I stated before, I don't care.

What they didn't list were mileage results. What I got there was remarkable. First test with a heavy foot 26+ mpg. Second test with a light foog 32+ mpg. Not bad!!!!!!!! By the way the car just turned 10K miles so it's starting to loosen up also.
 
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