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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:57 AM

Fair one, anyway lucky you, more sleep than i usually get.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:59 AM

lmao sorry but that made me specifically giggle a specific little bit... specifically :P

join the club when it comes to not sleeping much dave mate :unsure: i don't even know what decade it is

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:31 PM

Update:

Car getting serviced this Thursday since buying it in November. Driven about 8,000 miles in 4 months. 

 

Next in line is a remap to be organised hopefully this coming Saturday at Autoremap, Dublin. Really looking forward to it. Mostly to be honest for the power and torque gains but also for the fuel economy. The way I look at it is that the fuel savings will pay for the remap eventually over the course of the coming months. Fuel savings will be in the region of 10-20% which equates to €338-€676/year for my average mileage. Cost of remap €275.

I think it's a no brainer.

 

Review of car with new map to follow



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:40 PM

So Saturday went to get remap. After 1.5hr, the map was received from Germany but the issue from the guys in Germany was that it has happened that the map doesn't take on my particular car model and year. So, Martin Duffy at Autoremap decided to play it safe and get more information before proceeding ahead.

For now, i have to wait to see if it can be done. Also, another option offered was to fit a tuning box to get similar gains. Pros would be ability to take it off before servicing the car. Apparently it's commonly used on lease or cars still under warranty. Anyone got any experience with these tuning boxes?

Also, in other news, found out at my latest service that I need 4 new tyres. Did a bit of research and so far will need 205/50/r17 tyres.
Any recommendations? Need to be new and about 400 euro with balancing and tracking. One of the options I got from the tyre place here was Starmaxx Ultra Sport. Not much info online about them. Anyone know of the brand? Good/bad?

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:44 PM

I use Avon ZZ3 tyres and the grip is top notch.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

I use Avon ZZ3 tyres and the grip is top notch.


Looks nice. Sadly just outside my budget. If money was no issue, I would be getting Continental Contact Sport that is on the car now. Or another big name brand

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:28 AM

I used to stick with budget tyres but after having some ZZ3's fitted to my work car I won.tuegt anything else.
They're worth the extra for the confidence you gain on marginal surface conditions.
You will find sometimes that less expensive tyres are false economy as they can wear quicker and need replacing earlier.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:19 AM

S.

 

Also, another option offered was to fit a tuning box to get similar gains. Pros would be ability to take it off before servicing the car. Apparently it's commonly used on lease or cars still under warranty. Anyone got any experience with these tuning boxes?



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

Going back to the wind deflectors I have these on my car and I absolutely love them. But they've scratched the tops of my windows, its probably quite common as you're blocking the original window channel, does anyone else suffer this?



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

Going back to the wind deflectors I have these on my car and I absolutely love them. But they've scratched the tops of my windows, its probably quite common as you're blocking the original window channel, does anyone else suffer this?


Very common, happened on mine too.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:04 PM

Happened on mine as well.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

Yup, mine too :(

Love the look of the wind deflectors though & the fact you can open the window slightly without any rain getting in.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:23 PM

Haven't checked for scratches to the window. Will do that tomorrow

 

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Unsure of the make. They were not the usual cheapo ones found on ebay. He mentioned it would about the same price as a remap i.e €275. I will probably call him back tomorrow to find more information about that. Thoughts?



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:30 PM

Maps are usually better than tuning boxes, but tuning boxes are removable. About all there is to say. Like maps, stay away from cheap ones.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:02 AM

If you go for a Bluefin you have the option to add and remove the remap anytime you like.

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