Do you believe the adverts on performance parts

obi_waynne

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When you look on the box of "mega tuning shiny parts" and it says you

get "guaranteed increased power" and

"upto 30bhp more" do you believe this?

Would you buy a part on the spur of the moment or does it have to be recommended or reviewed before you would consider it?
 

nseries

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Re: Do you beleive the adverts on performance parts

Yes check for review or ask around the workshop nearby.
 

pgarner

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When you look on the box of "mega tuning shiny parts" and it says you

get "guaranteed increased power" and

"upto 30bhp more" do you believe this?

Would you buy a part on the spur of the moment or does it have to be recommended or reviewed before you would consider it?
wouldnt belive it, but at least their legal team havs coverered they butt on this one with the tiny upto so if it only gives 1 bhp then you cant claim it didnt work
 

Gangsta

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not always, look at the ecotek valve (http://www.ecotekvalve.co.uk/) remember these!!!


well they obviously never covered themselfs very well, check out (http://www.asa.org.uk/asa/adjudications/non_broadcast/Adjudication+Details.htm?adjudication_id=37807)

The resistors mod chips on ebay *DO* work, but at the expense of fuel, and drivability, they fool the engine management into thinking it is really *COLD* therefore it gives it a squirt more fuel.

some air filters work well on some cars, not all air filters work well on all cars.

some claims are very exagerated, but some of the devices do make a noticble difference - expecially when combined with other mods.
 

pgarner

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it was the blue one, complete with the piper x filter, had it on the civic for 3 years loved the noise it made but there was no performance from it
 

obi_waynne

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We should also remember that cars all come with differnt power levels. A 160 bhp car can hit the streets from new with anything from 150 - 170 bhp. Some makers like Porsche guarantee a tighter tolerance on power but most leave it up to the luck of the draw.
 
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