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#1 blueovalcraig

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:08 PM

Do any of you guys recommend chipping a 1.8 tdci Focus? If so what type?

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:30 PM

Do any of you guys recommend chipping a 1.8 tdci Focus? If so what type?


If you are after a box, DTUK are quite popular, but I found the Vector tuning box (£150) to be quite decent and equal to the DTUK (around £250-£300) - the power increase wasn't noticed low down, but instead, around 2000rpm and higher, and made a fair difference to mine. However, I don't drive my car to work anymore since relocation, so am selling my 'box. I never noticed a decrease in fuel consumption either, but it's wasted sat there doing nothing.

Otherwise, a custom remap can cost around £400 depending on where you go. These tend to be a bit more impressive with gains, but can be erased if Ford update the software etc.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:02 AM

Do any of you guys recommend chipping a 1.8 tdci Focus? If so what type?


Best thing to go with chips is a nice bit of battered haddock, plus they do not "null and void" your motor insurance. :ph34r:

Best to ask your insurance company how much they wiil up your premium say for a 20% increase in hp.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:18 AM

Best thing to go with chips is a nice bit of battered haddock, plus they do not "null and void" your motor insurance. :ph34r:

Best to ask your insurance company how much they wiil up your premium say for a 20% increase in hp.


Definitely - provided you are with a sensible insurer, you should find that premiums don't increase at all, if negligibly.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:24 AM

Definitely - provided you are with a sensible insurer, you should find that premiums don't increase at all, if negligibly.


Well that does suprise me

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:56 PM

Well that does suprise me


It's very insurance specific. Most will view it as a reason to add on 100 or something absurd (probably the same ones that put your premium up for an accident that wasn't your fault and you made no claim on your own insurance etc).

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