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Offline aphilpot

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GTECH Grande Punto Abarth
« on: November 08, 2009, 04:26:35 pm »
Does anyone know if this item actually works (puts BHP from 155-183), where and how it connects and whether its worth the money or not.
Would this be a far cheaper alternative than paying £4000 for the esseesse kit?

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AGP SS TMC with Powerflow Cat Back system 220bhp/260lbs torque

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    chuckie4570

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    Re: GTECH Grande Punto Abarth
    « Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 07:10:41 pm »
    Pity the auction is in italian (well l think it's Italian). Would be intresting to read about it. Thing is you plug owt in to the engine and you'll probably invalidate the warranty :'(

    Offline Andrew

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    Re: GTECH Grande Punto Abarth
    « Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 08:21:20 pm »
    « Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 08:52:33 pm by ABagp »
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    Offline Gofra

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    Re: GTECH Grande Punto Abarth
    « Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 10:18:07 pm »
    Does anyone know if this item actually works (puts BHP from 155-183), where and how it connects and whether its worth the money or not.
    Would this be a far cheaper alternative than paying £4000 for the esseesse kit?

    ebay

    This is a plug and play box that takes 5 minutes to install. Many users tried it and vaste majority of them very happy. Mind you though, the only thing it does is make the car use a different map. SS kit consists of much much more and is therefore not comparable with this...

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    Offline Shadow73

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    Re: GTECH Grande Punto Abarth
    « Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 10:46:26 pm »
    True, you don´t get another set of wheels (nice: 1 with summer and the other with winter tires), lowering the car, bigger turbo, other filter that helps your car breath...

    Its what you want... And defo your warranty = goodbye.

    For that money, chiptuning would be better imo! You can ad more parameters to change instead of fooling the motormanagement!



    Grtz Shadow73.

    Offline Gofra

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    Re: GTECH Grande Punto Abarth
    « Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 07:07:32 am »
    I'd say you can get near to the SS version (or even go past) in terms of pure driving performance, with a bit of thinking.

    - Bigger turbo is nice but it increases the lag in the lower rpm range. Optimising the ECU of existing GPA might do the trick on most roads. It would probably be a different story on a highway though.
    - 18 inch wheels are totaly unneccessary. I've been driving mine with 18s for 8 months now and replaced them few days ago with my winter set (205/45 17). WHAT A RELIEF! The car drives miles better, more comfortable with no noticeable differences in sharp curves. Another advantage is a lower wheel weight (in my scenario 3kgs) and let me tell you, you can certainly feel that when driving.
    - Exhaust: if it's the note you're looking for, a simple backbox removal would do. It's not quite there, but close. The SS has a different turbo making that roary sound a bit speciffic. Other than that, a high flow cat, and you're done...
    - Suspension. Well, thats to each one's personal preferences but I think the SS might be too harsh. Even stock GPA might be to firm for someone trying to use the car every day. Aftermarket upgrade is well worth it though, but it will cost.
    - brakes...now, I'm pretty sure that Abarth's got quite capable brakes. Changeing to aftermarket on the other hand shouldn't be too expensive.

    I think you shold get away with 2500 - 3000 + labour...But you won't have the stickers :)

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