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    Hi everyone, not been on here since I sold the Vectra C for an Astra Sports Hatch which has since been replaced with a 160 Insignia SE Nav. Anyway, bought a tuning box last Friday for it to turn up the following day. I had one of these fitted to both my previous cars with fantastic results, more low down torque with a decent kick towards the top as well as 60mpg on a run. The Insignia box seems a lot more conservative in what it gives, I only have two higher power settings left and not a whiff of black smoke. Low down the revs power delivery seems flat which I put down to the turbo taking time to wind up and deliver boost, at the top it feels very strong. Overall I feel a little dissapointed compared to the results of old. Anyone else fitted a box?

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    You will never see smoke as the DPF will catch it all, which box did you get ?

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    Of course!! I didn't give the particulate filter a thought. The box is from DTUK

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    I had one on mine for a bit and got 200bhp on the old map.

    I was the same as you and expected more but the Insignia is a big old motor. I did manage to match 54 plate Cupra Type R on the motor way when toying around. We played for quite awhile and there was nothing in it so that made my day and perked me up a bit.

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    funny enough this is the first post ive put up in years since trading my vec-c in for an astra sporthatch ..been reading a lot of threads based on consumption (not good ) ive put a deposit down on an insignia which i will be collecting early next week .i was wondering what chip you got from andrew at dtuk i see theres a phase1 and 2 , 2 being the crd-t .i was also wondering if they help the consumption like in the vec and my astra . reason i ask is i still have my crd-t (i think i will need to speak to andrew to see if i need new maps or and harness)

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    I have the CRD-T

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    how are you finding the consumpsion better with or with out .i used to think wost only because you tend to drive harder

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    It all depends on how you drive it can just as good or you can kill it lol

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    MPG since fitting the box has increased by around 6 so average sits around the 47-49 mark during its daily 26 mile round trip which is a bit of a mix in roads, it also pulls much better towards the top end. I would expect the high 50's on a decent run
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    how much is the box

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