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Old February 22nd, 2018, 00:57   #1
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Default TDI Tuning Box, Worth it?

Hi everyone.

I was wondering if anyone here has a tuning box installed on their vehicle.

I recently found this company in the UK selling these so called tuning box and it claims a considerable amount of gains in horsepower, torque and fuel economy.

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https://tdi-tuning.com/car/volkswage...uning-box-chip

This box sells for more than 500 USD, what do you think? Is it worth it?
Anyone has experience with this particular box?

It appeals to me because it is plug and play, it can always ben unplugged without leaving any trace.

Just wanna see if anyone here got this box, or other similar device plugged into the car.
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 04:13   #2
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Thats outrageous expensive imo.
Get a proper tune.
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 05:45   #3
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someone got one here, he was happy with it, people ripped him apart for enjoying something he paid money for that was inferior to a tune, forget the thread, it was good times.

I think the take away is that you will get more power, but don't take the gains they claim as gospel. Also and the Euro TDI engines have some in common with the north american market, they are close enough for them to work.
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 09:57   #4
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OP, you'll have to ask yourself if the tuning box is worth it, only you can answer that. For me, I am not a fan of a third party computer modifying signals for the main computer designed to control such a complex machine. There are many different maps that the ECU will run based on certain conditions, and many components that the ECU is monitoring and trying to protect. If it's worth trusting a device to fool such a computer, go for it.
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That would be no, not worth it.
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I wouldnt say its worth it in my opinion. I have had great success with my Kerma ECU/DSG combo for a few hundred $$ more.
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We're up to 8990 times this has been asked!

Go for a proper tune, you'll be glad you did.
Spring is getting near. When a young mans heart turns to CAI's and tuning boxes.

Overheard: "You must not love me! I'm rocking a tuning box and a CAI the same color as your eyes and you didn't even notice. Your sister would have noticed!"
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For that price you may as well stage 2 Malone for $550. You'll be happy. If your worried about switching back to stock, you could get a flashzilla and switch back and forth to your stock tune as much as you want. That would run you another $180.
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For that price you may as well stage 2 Malone for $550. You'll be happy. If your worried about switching back to stock, you could get a flashzilla and switch back and forth to your stock tune as much as you want. That would run you another $180.
+1 here.

Malone or Kerma tunes will be around the same price and their flashzilla or Q-loader will allow a return to stock if needed for warranty issues.
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For that price you may as well stage 2 Malone for $550. You'll be happy. If your worried about switching back to stock, you could get a flashzilla and switch back and forth to your stock tune as much as you want. That would run you another $180.

Where is a Malone tune only $550 with flashzilla for the 150HP 2.0 CRD??
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...you could get a flashzilla and switch back and forth to your stock tune as much as you want. That would run you another $180.
Or you can send in your ECU, most of us can tune you that way too...
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