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Offline davidj1888

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Re: Aftermarket Abarth tuning?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2009, 09:25:57 pm »
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    Offline punto_matt

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    Re: Aftermarket Abarth tuning?
    « Reply #16 on: April 10, 2009, 10:13:42 pm »
    There is plenty of the 150 GPA/ bravo engines running 180bhp off a map with no problems. They can go higher than this but that is putting them in danger of blowing.

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    Re: Aftermarket Abarth tuning?
    « Reply #17 on: April 10, 2009, 10:36:52 pm »
    There is plenty of the 150 GPA/ bravo engines running 180bhp off a map with no problems. They can go higher than this but that is putting them in danger of blowing.

    Whats the weak link in going over 180bhp?  The turbo itself?

    Also wondered what the standard injectors/intercooler are capable of should I fit a bigger turbo?

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    Re: Aftermarket Abarth tuning?
    « Reply #18 on: April 11, 2009, 12:22:59 pm »
    Whats the weak link in going over 180bhp?  The turbo itself?

    The IHI RHF3 turbo used in the NP GPA, 500 and 500 esseesse is not rated to 180 bhp.

    Also wondered what the standard injectors/intercooler are capable of should I fit a bigger turbo?

    Remember, these and/or their ancillaries are all replaced when the GPA esseesse kit is fitted, and that's not just for the fun of it.

    I have been working with Abarth, FPT, IHI and others to establish the true rated limits of the various components affected by tuning, aftermarket or otherwise.  It's taking longer than I originally anticipated to get this information into a format that can be published, but I hope to have this ready soon.

    Of course, that's not to say you can't achieve x bhp from the standard components, as long as you understand that doing so has a serious affect on their longevity.

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    Re: Aftermarket Abarth tuning?
    « Reply #19 on: April 11, 2009, 10:35:45 pm »
    Whats the weak link in going over 180bhp?  The turbo itself?

    The IHI RHF3 turbo used in the NP GPA, 500 and 500 esseesse is not rated to 180 bhp.

    Also wondered what the standard injectors/intercooler are capable of should I fit a bigger turbo?



    I have been working with Abarth, FPT, IHI and others to establish the true rated limits of the various components affected by tuning, aftermarket or otherwise.  It's taking longer than I originally anticipated to get this information into a format that can be published, but I hope to have this ready soon.



    Look forward to seeing this info, thanks for the reply  :thumb:

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    Re: Aftermarket Abarth tuning?
    « Reply #20 on: April 19, 2009, 11:21:06 pm »
    I would love to get some more power for the AGP, without shelling out £4.5k plus for the esseesse kit....but much as I am tempted, I err on caution. My previous steed, a 130 GP Sporting was remapped by Red Dot Racing to 180.......in the space of less than 3 years, it is now on Turbo No.4......and spent 19+ weeks in the dealers workshops (6 of which, granted was for a new engine, which they broke, not me or the tune)........this is a very long story, but I keep it short - tread with care is all I say...

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    Re: Aftermarket Abarth tuning?
    « Reply #21 on: April 19, 2009, 11:25:22 pm »
    I would love to get some more power for the AGP, without shelling out £4.5k plus for the esseesse kit....but much as I am tempted, I err on caution. My previous steed, a 130 GP Sporting was remapped by Red Dot Racing to 180.......in the space of less than 3 years, it is now on Turbo No.4......and spent 19+ weeks in the dealers workshops (6 of which, granted was for a new engine, which they broke, not me or the tune)........this is a very long story, but I keep it short - tread with care is all I say...
    Wise word indeed.
    If the upgrades had been fitted by a dealer then those large bills you no doubt had to pay would have been covered :thumb:
    By the way, who is quoting you £4500 for the Esse Esse kit? The price is £4000.
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