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    confused superchip good idea or bad idea

    hi all i have just started tuning my beloved vectra, i got a k&n panel filter and was just thinking of getting a twin exit exhaust when a friend said he put a superchip in his vectra and got massive gains straight off the bat . i was just wondering what u vectra gurus thought about them good or bad???????????

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    What engine m8?

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    2.2 sri

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    on that note, how much power would a super chip add to a 1.8. one place said i can gain 6-10HP with a re-map?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisk318 View Post
    on that note, how much power would a super chip add to a 1.8. one place said i can gain 6-10HP with a re-map?
    Which leads to the question - why bother with the expense?

    Re-maps, as far as i can gather, only really affect the turbo diesels to any extent worth bothering with.

    I have a 2.2Direct Petrol and there's not a lot I can do with mine either that I haven't already done. Not that it's exactly slow anyway

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    managed to get 138mph down the autobahn in a 1.8, still wasn't enough

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    Cool Hmmm

    I think that people get too hung-up on how much extra power a re-map will give.

    Very often its not the increased horsepower that is most noticeable, (or even necessary), but improved response and driveability


    Just my opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matty H View Post
    Re-maps, as far as i can gather, only really affect the turbo diesels to any extent worth bothering with.
    ...and they aren't too shabby on petrol turbos either!

    Quote Originally Posted by abbeytec View Post
    I think that people get too hung-up on how much extra power a re-map will give.

    Very often its not the increased horsepower that is most noticeable, (or even necessary), but improved response and driveability
    They certainly do that, but a good extra dollop of bhp and torque is most certainly noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    ...and they aren't too shabby on petrol turbos either!
    Oops, good point Turbos in general of course.

    Now I want a turbo

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    lovely only thing they do is raise the rev limiter lol get engine mods ie. cams an so on the get it mapped or a unchip , dastek piggy back ecu

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