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    TDi owners have you bought 1 of these....(chip)

    http://www.tdi-tuning.co.uk/

    tuning boxes? can add upto 25bhp apparently prob means 10bhp!

    wondered if any good? or if dragon are better or any other chips?

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    my dad added a tunnibg box on his a6 2.5 tdi v6, it was a 25 bhp gainlike the one in the link it made a big improvement to his car. never had it rolling roaded to prove this, but he was happy with it.
    why didnt i take the blue pill......

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    ebay.de is the place you want to get this.i have one and not bad
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    dont they just make it quicker by fooling the temp sender into thinking the car is cold and making the ecu run in cold settings - making it run rich? cant be good. im interested in the hp gain but worried about side effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveS
    dont they just make it quicker by fooling the temp sender into thinking the car is cold and making the ecu run in cold settings - making it run rich? cant be good. im interested in the hp gain but worried about side effects.

    i think what your thinkin about is the resistor mod off ebay which plugs into the air temp sensor, where as this is more of a piggy back unit on the ecu.
    why didnt i take the blue pill......

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    ive bought this box second hand.

    i turnt the adjusting screw clockwise and it makes my car go into limp mode. I turn it down and i cant really feel gains but then again this is just me i dont feel bhp gains aspecially as ive jus sold a faster car then the 1 i got now.

    makes car smoke alot so obviously making it run ricker.

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    I have been running a cheap dragon tuning box in my A4 TDI 110 for a couple of years now, instant large power gain, cant fault it.

    Most tuning boxes are just a variable 'resistor mod' in a big empty box.

    The main component inside my dragon box does seem to be epoxy resin to hide the component/s.

    Running a tuning box will increase combustion/exhaust temp, but i think you would have to try very hard to damage or burn anything.

    My ECU is not flashable, but a remap is infinitely superior.

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    sorry, as S3tony said i was thinking of those resistor mods!
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    yea my friend has a dragon tuning box too and you can notice gains well.

    Well ive set my tdi-tuning box up properly now and i can notice gains, looks like the turbo kicks in at under 2k revs now where as before it only did at 2.5k revs?!
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    p.s im happy with it but inigoj you said you have a CHEAP dragon box? there not cheap! there the expensive ones cost nearly £300 new! i find them slightly better.
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    i use PSI tunning boxes , had one on my PD 130 and now on my 2.0 tdi , there simple to fit and give great power gains , just as quoted , ive been using them for over 12 months 20,000 miles now and I havent had one problem, Just a big smile on my face, and the good thing is you can remove it and sell it on , unlike a remap
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehsv868
    the good thing is you can remove it and sell it on , unlike a remap
    Thats true but your car would be alot faster than it is now with a remap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james0808
    Thats true but your car would be alot faster than it is now with a remap.
    correct it would be quicker , but the only tuning option i was interested in was the superchips bluefin,(with it being switchable) but i dont feel like spending nearly 600,
    when I can spend 100 on a second hand PSI chip off ebay, then there is the problem of the DSG, apparently the DSG clutches cannot handles as much torque as the manual version , and seeing as most remapped manuals need a new clutch soon after tuning, I dont fancy having my DSG clutches replaced.
    LAND ROVER DEFENDER 2.5 Td5
    EGR valve removed, DE-cat down pipe, Turbo boost pressure increased to 22 psi, Upgraded full size intercooler, Stage 3 remap, single mass flywheel conversion, with performance pressure plate and racing friction disc. 210hp 500 Nm

    The Audi A3 2.0 TDI S line DSG Has gone and forgotten

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    You can get a remap tailored to suit your car so you dont get a torque spike which will protect your clutch.My clutch has been fine,no slipping in 10 monts of being remapped.Fingers crossed it will stay ie that.

 

 

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