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Old 21st May 2003
Benzo Benzo is offline
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Default Technical advice needed on chip tuning kit

Hi folks,

I need your help to decide which chip tuning kit I need for my 9-5 estate 2000 2.3 T lpt. I have seen all that is around, Hish, , map tun, in swedish or english :wink: but I can't find out which one is best technically (I found prices and stuff) so my point is which of the kit is best for me. My criteria:

#1. Loads of torque at low revs
#2. Loads of Horse Power

Thanks in advance for your advice and tips.
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Old 21st May 2003
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In bang for buck terms the route takes some beating...
I've the on my 2.3, and its fuuunnn!

They are all quality outfits, with good reputations.. so its really your choice!
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Murphwiz,

Thanks for your tips, what would be technically (according to you) the difference between let's say a ECU upgrade and a Horsh T7 upgrade (not concidering the price)?
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The power torque curves are slightly better with the hirsch... and the outputs a little more conservative..
Hirsch are TUV approved, which leads to a whole lot of extra development cost..
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I may be a bit biased after going for the upgrade myself ops: but it is fun
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Murphiwz and Saabman,

Thanks :wink: , I think it all depends on cash and driving style. Where I leave, in NL, we are suffering from a lot of traffic jam / congestions so loads of torque = more smooth driving on 3rd gear only for example.

One other point, I am not so sure about. I think to recall that Hirsh kit works on normal unleaded 95 and the others on unleaded 98. Excuse my ignorance but I have a few questions:
- Why do you have to use 98 after chip tunning?
- what are the perf if 95 is used instead of 98?


let me know

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Old 23rd May 2003
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you can use 95 unleaded on any ecu..
but you will only benefit fully from the extra oommmpph by using 98+

98 octane simply burns better releasing more energy, so the bang per buck is higher if you see what I mean :-?
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