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Do you believe the adverts on performance parts

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by obi_waynne, 12 August 2008.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Deal, Kent UK
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    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    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?
     
  2. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    From:
    Buckinghamshire UK
    Car:
    Passat 2.0 TDi
    Re: Do you beleive the adverts on performance parts

    No
     
  3. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    6,309
    From:
    Northampton, England
    Car:
    BMW E36 318is Coupe
    Re: Do you beleive the adverts on performance parts

    These adverts are rubbish. Always research a part before buying it!
     
  4. nseries

    nseries Tuner

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    From:
    Brunei
    Car:
    Lancer GLX 95
    Re: Do you beleive the adverts on performance parts

    Yes check for review or ask around the workshop nearby.
     
  5. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Elan & Robin Hood
    Re: Do you beleive the adverts on performance parts

    Bl**dy Hell, I agee with HD :)
     
  6. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Re: Do you beleive the adverts on performance parts

    Theres hope for Russia and Georgia yet.... ;)
     
  7. ChrisGMOC

    ChrisGMOC Tuner

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    Leigh, Lancs.
    Car:
    Granada Ghia X 2.8
    I would check the worlds biggest library 1st, probably car forums! :toung:

    Chris.. :blink1:
     
  8. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    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
     
  9. Gangsta

    Gangsta Tuner

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    From:
    Carmarthen, Wales
    Car:
    750IL 300bhp/450Nm
    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.
     
  10. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    yip i had one of them. still do its in my toolbox never to be fitted.
     
  11. Gangsta

    Gangsta Tuner

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    From:
    Carmarthen, Wales
    Car:
    750IL 300bhp/450Nm

    so is yours the red or blue? or are you a bit posh and have an anodized gold one??
     
  12. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    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
     
  13. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    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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