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Offline B5Passat

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Has anybody brought a tuning box from chipmyride
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:12:51 pm »
http://chipmyride.co.nz/

My son, who owns a 2012 passat is looking to buy a tuning box from chipmyride http://chipmyride.co.nz/pro-boost-control.php. Does anybody know or has brought from them?

Offline user2154

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Re: Has anybody brought a tuning box from chipmyride
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 06:57:01 pm »
Well I'm not expert but I had a quick look at the website. So what they are doing is increasing fuel rail pressure so that more fuel will be pushed through the injectors for each on cycle (duty cycle), and also increasing boost to compensate for more fuel. The piggy back unit tricks the ECU into thinking everything is normal. A quick google search reveals this is not the recommended method of tuning. They also do not specify a guarantee on the website so use at your own risk. They claim a 30% increase in torque and power, this is a huge increase.

Another quick google search and these guys (below, there may be others) will chip tune the vehicle but the cost is more than double the tuning box. But they will also dyno tune (or dyno test the tune) for not much more than the chip tune. The increase in torque and hp is more or less the same as the tuning box. But the dyno testing IMO is very important with such a large increase. They also offer a guarantee and insurance against "blow ups" using Vero. For my money I would go with the insured chip tune, and the dyno tune.

https://tunetechnic.co.nz/cars/volkswagen-passat-b7-2010-petrol-2-0-tsi-155kw-211hp/

For a 30% increase in hp and torque on my vehicle I would have to upgrade the turbo and injectors, the cost in parts alone would be $3000 or more. I would gladly spend $1200 - $1400 for a reliable 30% increase in hp and torque.
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Offline B5Passat

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Re: Has anybody brought a tuning box from chipmyride
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 07:52:35 am »
Thanks for the reply. Getting a tuning box just doesn't seem right. I have to agree with that a remap is the way to go.

Offline McDoof

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Re: Has anybody brought a tuning box from chipmyride
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 10:44:13 am »
Remap would be the way to go yes. At least the tune is more specific for you car's engine. I have only heard bad things from anyone running a tuning box.
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