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Re: A rival to the TMC tuning box at a fraction of the cost??
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2010, 08:24:33 am »
Ish, G-Tech use a box similar to the TMC one and I dare say some other companies will use the same or similar unit. However these are quite complicated electronics packages so they can't just be cloned, I would suspect looking at the few wires coming off it it is a resistor box. Daron will be able to fill you in on exactly how complex and good those are  ;D

Chris its a very complex system as you'd expect for £25 :whistle: What you have in essence is a few 2p Maplin resistors inside a plastic box with some wires, but in this case they have re-invented the wheel, these resistors actually reduce your emissions whilst adding more fuel and even miraculously can make your automatic gearbox change gear more smoothly  :banghead: Give you 40lb/ft torque regardless of what your car is, they have also built in technology increase your MPG and all for only £25, I may as well just pack up and look at some other business ;)

What in actual fact most of these cheap resistor boxes do is connect to a fuel temp sensor or similar to tell the ECU the engine is stone cold, it therefore keeps the cold start injector running, a bit like keeping the choke on, the outcome is your car won't idle properly, is drastically over-fuelling and stands a strong chance of destroying the engine. As the saying goes folks, if something looks too good to be true it probably is. There is no such thing as a fit all chip, all of our kits a made specifally for a certain engine type with exact plugs to suit that engine and specific mapping to that engine, we use computer processors with multi channel technology to control up to 5 sensor signals independently and make live alterations depending on the engine speed.

You get what you pay for, that unit at £25 sounds expensive to me, there are loads of sites selling similar from 99p or you could go to Maplins and make your own for even less. :whistle:
« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 08:35:32 am by TMC-Motorsport »


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    Re: A rival to the TMC tuning box at a fraction of the cost??
    « Reply #16 on: August 26, 2010, 09:03:10 am »
    so thats a no then :-[ :-[ :-[

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    Re: A rival to the TMC tuning box at a fraction of the cost??
    « Reply #17 on: August 26, 2010, 10:44:12 am »
    My mate asked me about a cheap chip like this for his fabia vrs last year he saw on ebay naturally I gave him the response most of you would give "well I wouldn't have that on my car".

    Anyway he did buy it I helped him fit it we went for a drive and we were really struggling to notice a difference I think he was thinking was it worth it.

    A week later he told me he took the box off because he had constant doubts in his mind over it and what I had said.

    If any of you bought that tuning box I bet if you fit it you will always have doubts in your mind over it and feel you wasted £25. I think that box is £25 wasted but the TMC box would be money well spent.

    I haven't got a TMC box yet but would be likely to get one once all the other performance parts are fitted which I plan to get as it looks like they have done lots of research and hard work into each individual model of car they provide boxes for.
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    Re: A rival to the TMC tuning box at a fraction of the cost??
    « Reply #18 on: August 26, 2010, 11:17:07 am »
    Tbh, the service Daron offers is well worth the money... Warranty on the box, personal service here etc.

    Also, as already proven, he is constantly developing the box/software and offers free updates when he writes a new (dyno proven) map.
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