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Offline Paul_595

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160BHP remap ?
« on: May 31, 2017, 04:42:01 pm »
Hello,

Newbie here !  :)

So we're about to buy a used 2016 tourismo 595 160BHP and as I understand it a stage 1 remap will only offer 10BHP increase so is it worth the money ?

Proalfa aren't too far from me and sanspeed are on my doorstep.

Looking forward to driving the 500, reminds me of my renault 5 turbo from back in the day !

My GTI DSG is going onsale shortly as I'm no longer needing it, I'll miss the DSG gearbox but can't afford both cars.

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    Offline Fish

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    Re: 160BHP remap ?
    « Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 05:16:36 pm »
    Remaps are not just about BHP figures, it's about how the power arrives. Being a 160 you could also look at a TMC box instead of a remap, which also have good reviews.

    I'd go to Proalfa over Sanspeed myself they have a much better knowledge of the engine.

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    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: 160BHP remap ?
    « Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 05:23:00 pm »
    If you are within the 12 months since first registration then the Abarth official 180bhp upgrade will preserve your warranty and enhance the cars future value.

    It also includes larger 4 pot Brembo brakes and Koni suspension.

    Another bonus is it's insurance friendly because its a factory upgrade.


    Offline Paul_595

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    Re: 160BHP remap ?
    « Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 02:38:20 pm »
    If you are within the 12 months since first registration then the Abarth official 180bhp upgrade will preserve your warranty and enhance the cars future value.

    It also includes larger 4 pot Brembo brakes and Koni suspension.

    Another bonus is it's insurance friendly because its a factory upgrade.
    Ok the warranty is valid on the car until early 2019 but it's a 65 plate so will be outside the 12months warranty.

    They wouldn't do the upgrade now and any ideas what it would cost ?

    Thanks.

    Offline Paul_595

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    Re: 160BHP remap ?
    « Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 02:39:37 pm »
    Remaps are not just about BHP figures, it's about how the power arrives. Being a 160 you could also look at a TMC box instead of a remap, which also have good reviews.

    I'd go to Proalfa over Sanspeed myself they have a much better knowledge of the engine.

    Fish
    Yeah I guess how it drives after is more important than numbers though would be interested to hear from anyone who's done the upgrade.

    Thanks.

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    Re: 160BHP remap ?
    « Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 03:34:35 pm »
    If you are within the 12 months since first registration then the Abarth official 180bhp upgrade will preserve your warranty and enhance the cars future value.

    It also includes larger 4 pot Brembo brakes and Koni suspension.

    Another bonus is it's insurance friendly because its a factory upgrade.
    Ok the warranty is valid on the car until early 2019 but it's a 65 plate so will be outside the 12months warranty.

    They wouldn't do the upgrade now and any ideas what it would cost ?

    Thanks.

    Mine was £3400 for the esseesse Koni kit back in 2012 but you're best bet is to ring round a few Abarth dealers.

    They may have a kit that's going cheap.

    Offline 137699

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    Re: 160BHP remap ?
    « Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 05:01:04 pm »
    Take the car to Tune4Performance (right opposite ProAlfa).
    Tony there has a rolling road and can basically adjust the map according to your taste - give you a bespoke map if you like.

    I know a few people who've used him in the past, he's mapped it, they drive it, they bring it back, he adjusts it, they drive it again... etc... until they're happy.

    He's a really good guy.

    If you buy a map from ProAlfa - you'll be buying one of Tony's maps anyway - as he does all their mapping.