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Anyone used one on the 211bhp q5?
Although I'm against tuning boxes (faking signals to ecu) they seem to get get rave reviews on the internet?
 

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Did anyone try one of the TMC boxes in the end? I looked at lots of different options for my car, but I'm still not sure what is best?
 

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I'd go REVO over ABT to be honest spijun.

I wouldn't use a tuning box on my car, I'd rather use a trusted specialist remap from a company that knows what its doing, Anything that feeds the ECU duff information is bad news IMHO.
 

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So far as I can see, from a technical point of view so long as it's a decent box that's adjusting a number of factors properly I will consider running one. You could equally consider that rather than sending the ECU "duff " information that a remap is just re-writing the internal values with "duff" information, both are a different value from stock, aimed at the same outcome.

€2290.00 is a fortune and far more than I'd be willing to spend on any tuning solution, although obviously that box does look good, I just really couldn't justify it to myself, never mind to the missus.

I had a look at this one: http://www.racechip.de/en/chiptuning/audi/q5/2-0-tfsi-155kw.php it looks OK but the power gains look far more than I would have thought are in any way realistic. I've watched an install video for one of these and it connects to cam sensor and boost but not anything else. I would have thought it might run a bit lean, which puts me off.

From looking at various remaps power increases of around the 40bhp mark look like what most companies are hitting on the 211bhp TFSi. For those reasons I think this unit: http://www.bluesparkautomotive.com/turbo-petrol-tuning-boxes/14-Audi-Q5-2.0-TFSI looks maybe a bit better. The power figure sounds realistic and it says it controls fuel injection quantity, which I would expect would be important so as not to be melting stuff, especially with higher boost. I know people will say get a remap, but for warranty reasons I don't really want to go there. If I can take it off, all well and good, but if I can't unplug it its not for me.

I had a look for the Revo kits, but I only found software for the Q5. Am I looking in the wrong place? :S
 

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€2290.00 is a fortune and far more than I'd be willing to spend on any tuning solution, although obviously that box does look good, I just really couldn't justify it to myself, never mind to the missus.
This is for information only

ABT firm uses the original engine control unit - ECU with its custom software. They do not affect your ECU on the car as other companies
The price of the unit is 850 Eur in Audi.
Sure is a lot of money but well worth it if you have car trouble simply return the factory ECU and go to the Audi service
Sorry for my english
 

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I've just had my 2009 3.0TDI 'Stage 2' remapped last week at MRC. which includes the DPF delete to improve fuel economy, as well as releasing a few more ponies on top of the Stage 1 remap.

It gets dyno'd before and after the updates, and was on 234bhp and 522Nm before, and with the Stage 2 changes is now running 300bhp and 680Nm

 

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I've just had my 2009 3.0TDI 'Stage 2' remapped last week at MRC. which includes the DPF delete to improve fuel economy, as well as releasing a few more ponies on top of the Stage 1 remap.

It gets dyno'd before and after the updates, and was on 234bhp and 522Nm before, and with the Stage 2 changes is now running 300bhp and 680Nm

Wow, those Are great numbers!!
 

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Grant, on 07 January 2013 - 12:39 AM, said:



I've just had my 2009 3.0TDI 'Stage 2' remapped last week at MRC. which includes the DPF delete to improve fuel economy, as well as releasing a few more ponies on top of the Stage 1 remap.

It gets dyno'd before and after the updates, and was on 234bhp and 522Nm before, and with the Stage 2 changes is now running 300bhp and 680Nm



SQ5 Eater !
 
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